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Arletta Jean Powell

October 21, 1933 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Arletta Powell Obituary

Arletta Jean (Setnar) Powell, 90, of Renfrew, went to be with the lord on Saturday, January 20, 2024 while under the care of Good Samaritan at her home surrounded by family.

Born in Butler on October 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Setnar.  She graduated Butler High School in 1951.  She met the love of her life, James C. Powell, and was married on July 7, 1953.  Arletta and Jim have 5 children, 7 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren.  Her life was always about family.  Her dream was to retire and take care of her grandchildren which she did very well.  She was not only a fantastic Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma, she was also a second mom to many of our friends and family.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 70 years, James Powell; daughter, Joyce Klabnik and her significant other, Gene Mills; son, James Powell and his wife, Debbie Powell; daughter, Judy Fleming and her husband, Doug Fleming; daughter, Jackie Kovach and her husband Matthew Kovach; and son, Jay Powell and his wife, Heidi Powell.  Seven Grandchildren:  T. J. Klabnik, Mark (Jocelyn) Klabnik, Kaitlyn (Cody) Hare, Callie (Andrew) Gowarty, Courtney Powell, Lainy Powell, and Autumn Powell.  Two Great grandchildren, Isla Hare and Graham Klabnik.  She also has several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Arletta was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Warren; her brothers and their wives, Vincent and Lee Setnar and William and Lucy Setnar, her niece Debbie Hilliard, and her great niece, Amanda Warren. 

Family and friends will gather at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday.  Services to begin at 6:30 pm at the Funeral Home.  There will be a reception directly after in the church building at Kids Count Family Psychological located at 226 West New Castle Street, Butler, PA  16001.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Butler County Humane Society at or mailed to 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA  16053.


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January 25, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001


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