Posted by: Jill Vasquez Mills – Raleigh, NC – Cousin Nov 20, 2014
Erin Michelle Powers, 32, of New Baden, IL, formerly of Marissa, IL, born July 26, 1982 in St. Louis, MO, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at Clinton Manor Living Center in New Baden, IL.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Betty Litteken and an uncle, Bruce Range.
Erin is survived by her parents, Lisa M. (Brian), nee Litteken, Guthrie of Centralia, IL, and Phillip G. Powers of Marissa, IL., her brother, Alexander (Taylor) Powers of Nashville, TN, maternal grandparents, Gilbert (Judy) Litteken of Spring City, TN , paternal grandparents, James P (Genevieve) Powers of Cerro Gordo, IL and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Community Link in Breese, IL or to the Clinton Manor Activity Fund.
Visitation: Friends may call on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Fr. James M. Nall officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Lisa and Family,
Erin meant so much to me. She made laugh and smile. I can’t tell you how much fun we had because we had alot of it. She was an inspiration to me as well. My kids so remember her fondly and wanted to express their sympathy too. My heart is breaking but I do know she is happy and checking out all those good looking angels.
Hugs and love to you all,
Posted by: Angie Davis – Mascoutah, IL – Friend Nov 16, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Will never forget you angel.
Posted by: Ron and Kim Hampton – New Athens, IL Nov 16, 2014
Lisa and Family we are so saddened to hear of Erin’s passing. What a sweet girl and I know the whole family will miss her terribly. Our prayers are with all of you in this time of grief. There is nothing holding her back now. She is free from all the bonds she had here on earth. Rest In Peace sweet girl, until we meet again.
Jim and Pam
Posted by: Jim and Pam Hammel` – Waterloo, IL – Friend Nov 16, 2014
Sorry from our family to yours on your loss.Our thoughts and prayers to your family.My greatest memory of Erin was Ali Chrisman and I pushing her down the ramp to the bus in the mornings.She was all smiles the whole way down the ramp.I’m a better person for having known her.take care.
Posted by: crystal crockett – new athens, IL Nov 16, 2014
May God hold you in His arms Erin and may you have peace. You were loved by so many people, and I was personally Blessed for having you be a part of my life for a few years, you taught me many of things at Community Link while I was employed there them few years. Your Smile was Priceless! I remember first time I met you, you loved riding my bus, you didn’t tell our secret about stopping a Schwann
Posted by: Mikki Clark – Kinmundy, IL – friend Nov 16, 2014
May God Bless and Keep You, wrap His arms around you. Amazing Grace my chains are gone….
Posted by: Linda Peters – Sainte Genevieve, MO – friend Nov 16, 2014
Thoughts and prayers for you and yours from Oklahoma family.
Posted by: Katie Litteken Morgan – Ardmore, OK – Cousin Nov 16, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to Erin’s family. She was such a beautiful young lady with an amazing spirit. She always had a smile on her face. She will be missed!
Posted by: Darla Loomis – New Baden, IL – friend Nov 16, 2014
We are sorry your loss, Lisa. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Barb Nottmeier
Posted by: Ron & Barb Nottmeier – St. Louis, MO – Friends of Dan & Marnie Nov 17, 2014
We were saddened to hear of your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bring you comfort and peace…
Posted by: Steve and Kathy Mizer – Centreville, MD – Cousin Nov 17, 2014
God`s peace and comfort be with you.
Posted by: Christina Gerlach – Troy, IL – Danny`s sister Nov 17, 2014
To all of Erin’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to know Erin and be a part of her life when we were both at Clinton Manor. She was a beautiful person.
Posted by: Daniele Belva – New Baden, IL – Friend Nov 17, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the joy of working with her, but I saw her beautiful smile every day at MHS
Posted by: Valerie Collom Nov 17, 2014
I read this in my devotional this morning and thought of my dear friend Erin. It is my hope that it comforts you.
but I do not want you to be ignorant,brethren,concerning those who have fallen asleep,lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.
In Jesus’ day,a funeral was a time for an impassioned demonstration of grief. It was a sign of respect for the deceased to wail loudly at a funeral.
Posted by: Stacy Hart – Breese, IL – Friend Nov 17, 2014
Just wanted to let the Powers Family know that it was an extreme pleasure of mine to get to know your daughter while she was at CMLC. Her glowing smile will be forever missed.
Posted by: Chrystal Faulkner – Lebanon, IL – Caregiver Nov 18, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to your family. I know she will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts & prayers
Posted by: Beth (Glaus) McClure – Freeman Spur, IL – friend of family Nov 18, 2014
So sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all.
Posted by: Ruth Sawyer – Eagle River, WI – Friend Nov 18, 2014
It was such a joy and pleasure working with Erin. Her laugh and smile were infectious and she always made the nights a true joy. Weekends were the best when we could talk about “the boys” and just listen to her get so excited and happy. I will never again be able to watch Magic Mike and not think of her beautiful soul.
May she rest in peace and you and your family find peace. She is truly missed, and CMLC is such a quiet place with out her there.
Posted by: Shannon Wilson – New Baden, IL Nov 18, 2014
Please know that we are thinking of you all and praying for you. Just the thought of Erin makes me smile . . . I guess that is because that is what she did best and most often . . . her smile was contagious and it seemed to be her way of reminding everyone she came in contact with, that life may just not turn out the way you hoped it would, but there was always a reason for joy. I bet she’s about to burst with joy in the presence of the Lord!!!!
Posted by: Vic and Vicki Hamer – Sparta, IL Nov 19, 2014
Posted by: Jill Vasquez Mills – Raleigh, NC – Cousin Nov 20, 2014