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