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Mary Powell

October 31, 1937 — October 25, 2020

Mary L Powell, 82, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Herrin Hospital. She went to sleep peacefully.

Mary was born on October 31, 1937 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Erthel and Wilma (Disney) Howard.  She married Harlan “Gene” Powell on September 12, 1959 in Springfield.

Mary was a waitress most of her life at several restaurants in Springfield. Started the business Kokomo Tan and Tone and made the doughnuts at the Casey’s in Athens until she retired.  She loved to sit outside and visit with her neighbors. Loved to sit with her grand-cats and grand-dogs. Always an animal lover, would donate to various animal rescues.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings, daughter and son.

She is survived by daughter, Sharon (companion Robert Simmons) of Goreville, granddaughters, Jamie Powell (companion Randy Rogers) of Springfield and Dawn Wynn (companion Kevin Jones) of Jackson, TN, great granddaughter, Lynnx Powell-Rogers, and great grandson, Matthew Wynn.

Cremation will be accorded.  Visitation will be from 10:30am until the time of the memorial service at 12:00pm on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home, Springfield with Reverend Dave Gessaman officiating.

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