In Memory of

Rosanne M. Powell

July 21, 1957 - February 11, 2021


Rosanne M. (Sonnenmoser) Powell passed away Feb. 11th of lung cancer at the age of 63. The daughter of Joseph and Rosemary Sonnenmoser, she grew up in Weston, MO. She earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked as a librarian at Rockhurst University, MCC Penn Valley and Blue River, and at Unity Village before becoming an archivist. She loved books and music, playing piano at her church, and singing in the Grace UMC choir. She also loved her family above all else and was always grateful to spend time traveling with them.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Michael.

She is survived by brothers Steve (Linda), Mark (Janell), and David, sisters Catherine (John) Overton, Susan (Reza) Hamamlow, and Mary (Michael) McQuillen. She was married to Scot Powell on Sept. 17, 1994. She had six children Heather and Nathaniel (Cree) Daise, Rhianna (Zach) Rice, Kristen, Rhys, and Ian Powell. Grandchildren Damien, Promise, Lola, Nathaniel, and Jaxson. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life yet to be determined. Donations to the Mid-Continent Library are suggested by the family.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063



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Powell Family,
We were so very sad to hear the news of Rosanne’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all—she was truly such a sweet, kind, and caring woman.
She was such a wonderful member of our dance association and she won’t be forgotten! We are so grateful for all the ways she served our little community.
We are praying for you all and sending our love.
—The Bristow Family

I’m so very sorry to hear of Roseanne’s passing. She was such a bright, intelligent woman. Prayers to her whole family and friends. God Bless

This incredible women was more than just a good neighbor she was family. You were never not involved when being at the Powell’s house. She took in me and my three siblings, Laron, Maryah, and Christina, as if we were her own. Mrs Powell holds a special place In all of our hearts. With much love.
-The Cooper family.

We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. In our limited time knowing her she was always such a wonderfully sweet and giving person. Many prayers for her and your whole family.
Love, the Caughrons

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Roxanne on a float trip, and she became my roommate on that trip and a few others. Awesome lady! She will be missed.

So sad to hear about Rosanne’s passing. Fond memories over the years from folk dancing ourselves to watching our daughter’s highland dance. She will be missed. Our prayers are with your family.


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063