CARMI – Marjorie E. Powell, 91 of Carmi, IL, formerly of Springfield, died at 2:17 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
She was born March 14, 1919, in Pawnee, IL, to Gale and Venneta Taylor Gilbert. She married Julian H. Powell in 1943, and he preceded her in death in September of 1980. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Dyson, and a brother, Harold Gilbert.
Marjorie is survived by two sons, Randall H. (Diana) Powell of Carmi and Daniel W. (Ann) Edwards of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a half sister; a half brother; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and neighbors.
Ms. Powell was a member of Elliott Avenue Baptist Church, Sangamon County Home Extension and Beta Sigma Phi. She worked for 10 years at St. Joseph’s Home as an office assistant and was a homemaker.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, with Pastor Roger Jackson officiating.
Memorials may be made to Elliott Avenue Baptist Church.
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