Wilma M. Powers, 92, Clinton, passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2012) at Manor Court, Clinton.

Her funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella, with Father Peter Pilon officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with the rosary recited at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or Easter Seals – Team Alex in memory of Wilma Powers.

Wilma was born July 16, 1920, in Bluffs, the daughter of Arch and Opal McCannon Hale. She married John Paul Powers on Aug. 28, 1940, in Wapella. He passed away on June 15, 1977.

Survivors include her children, Linda Powers, Normal; James F. (Karen) Powers, Wapella; and Paul “Edd” Powers, Clinton; brother, Ben (Mary) Hale, Clinton; and sister, Darlene Griffith, Normal; six grandchildren, Shelby Svendsen, Paul “Andy” (Cyndi) Powers, Kristi (Justin) Goble, Kelli (Jeff) Powers, Lucas (Kara) Powers and Alex Powers; and six great-grandchildren, Sean Svendsen, Chloe Goble, Cooper Goble, Piper Goble, Presley Goble and Charlie Powers. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Rosemary Girard, Clinton; brother-in-law, Francis Riddle, Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother and one grandson.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wapella. She grew up and was reared on a farm.

Wilma had worked at the Dixie Truck Stop in McLean. She loved to travel and most importantly, she loved her family.

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