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Betty Powers

Betty Powers

Betty J. Powers, nee Creekpaum, 85, of New Athens, IL, born August 28, 1930 in Vergennes, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Elmwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Maryville, IL. Mrs. Powers worked as dietary coordinator at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Powers, Sr., who died on September 4, 1998, her parents; Theodore and Genevieve (Miller) Creekpaum, 1 son; Robert C. Powers, Jr, who died on December 12, 2014, 2 sisters; Margie Bushong and Kay Guy, and 3 brothers; Richard, Robert and Donald Creekpaum.

She is survived by 2 sons; Kevin (fiance’ Karen Buchanan) Powers of O’Fallon, IL and Larry (Diane) Goetz of New Athens, IL, 1 daughter; Betty Johnston of New Athens, IL; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorials in Betty’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

In keeping with Mrs. Powers’ wishes, cremation is to be held.

Visitation: No visitation times are scheduled.

Funeral; A family committal service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis is being planned.

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  1. Administrator says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. When you think you will always be able to see someone and then find out they are gone….it really makes you reflect on the things you could have and should have done. We are really going to miss her; she was a wonderful neighbor and a wonderful person. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Posted by: Lani and Danny Pontious – New Athens, IL – Neighbor Apr 01, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    A woman of God. Great Mother and wife. All the good memories of her years at Switzers licorice. Kind loving and understanding. You will surely be missed. Love you.

    Posted by: Lea Ann Lord – Du Quoin, IL – Daughter Apr 06, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    The best mother-in-law & friend anyone could ask for. A very loving & caring person. Loyal to family. I will miss her being there when I want to talk to her. Betty was always fun to be with. RIP Betty.

    Posted by: Kathy Powers – Staunton, IL – Friend Apr 07, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    I will remember Betty’s family during their time of grief in prayer.

    Posted by: Kathy Powers – Staunton, IL – Friend Apr 08, 2016

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