Emily Mary Powless

Feb 11th, 2003


Marion- Emily Mary Powless died February 9, 2003 at 10:00 AM, at her home. She was born December 8, 1915, in Kewanee Illinois to Joseph G. Cygnar and Agata Burek Cygnar. She had her first date with the then Lt. Kenneth B. Powless on December 7, 1941 and they were married thereafter on July 17, 1943. Following the end of WWII, they made their home in Marion, IL. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and stepmother, Julia Zimmerman Cygnar; her husband, Kenneth B. Powless; her brothers, Leo Cygnar, Stanley Cygnar, Fred Cygnar, Joseph Cygnar and Carl Cygnar; and by her sister Agnes Cline.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda C. Powless, Tucson, AZ and Catherine C. Powless of Glen Ellyn, IL; her sons and daughters-in-law, James K. Powless and Susan Powless, Marion IL and David G. and Patty Powless of Marion, IL; her grandchildren Sarah Filkins and Scott Filkins, Jamie Beyers and Joe Beyers, Nathan Powless and Nick Powless; one brother, John Cygnar of Argo-Summit, IL, a sister Helen Langsenkamp of Columbus, OH, a sister-in-law, Lelah Cygnar of Argo-Summit, IL, 14 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, and 2 great-great nephews.

She was a devoted, loving wife and mother, a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church, Marion, IL and a Life Member of the Marion Hospital Auxiliary.

Memorial in lieu of flowers may be made to the Friends of the Marion Carnegie Library, Baby Talk Program, P.O. Box 711, Marion, IL 62959, a program jointly sponsored with Heartland Regional Medical Center for educating parents in the skills for providing nurturing relationships between parent and child and in the methods for enhancing the emotional experiences of a child in the earliest years of life.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, Marion, IL. Funeral Services will be held at St. Josephs Catholic Church, Marion, IL, Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 10:00 A.M.

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