Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Mary Marie Compnell, 104, West Point


Mary Marie Compnell, 104 years, of West Point, Iowa died at 12:30 pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at the West Point Care Center, West Point. She was born March 2, 1913 at Parkersburg, West Virginia, a daughter of John and Lula (Phillips) Seamone and stepdaughter of Angele (Carapezza) Seamone.  On August 7, 1931, she married Andrew Compnell at Oakland, Maryland.

Mary was a homemaker.  She lived in West Virginia until moving to West Point in 1997.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing.  She was of the Protestant Faith.


She is survived by her daughter Mary Louise Arie, of West Point, Iowa; one brother: Woodrow Seamone, of Lewes, Delaware; one sister, Pauline Poffenberger, of Hagerstown, Maryland; four grandchildren: Diane (Jack) Powers, of Fort Madison, Iowa, Joyce (Mark) Whitcomb of West Des Moines, Iowa, Dale Arie of West Point, Iowa, and Denise (Jeff) Thomas of West Des Moines, Iowa; 10 great grandchildren: Deborah (Jonathan) Sands of Urbandale, Iowa, Meghan (Haley) Powers-Risdal of Des Moines, Iowa, Brian Powers of Fort Madison, Iowa, Andrew (Shannon) Powers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Angeline Powers of Ames, Iowa, Eion Powers of Des Moines, Iowa, Samantha Whitcomb of Iowa City, Iowa, Alex Whitcomb of West Des Moines, Iowa, Jordan Thomas of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dylan Thomas of Cedar Falls, Iowa; one great great grandson, Jackson Evans of Urbandale, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, husband, three brothers: Douglas, Richard, and John Seamone, three sisters: Sylvia Hershman, Virginia Grove and Lou Anna Flegal.

Her family will greet friends from 10:30 – 11:30 am Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, West Point.  Burial will be at a later date at Cross Roads Cemetery, Tacy, West Virginia.  A memorial has been established for Hope Haven, contributions may be made at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, West Point.  Online condolences to the Compnell Family may be made at,

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