Joseph T. Powers

AMBOY - Joseph T. Powers, 87, of Amboy, died July 7, 2019 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy with Rev. Richard Kramer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy with military graveside honors by the Amboy American Legion. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the church. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy.

Joe was born April 7, 1932 in Amboy to Edward and Rosemary (Sharkey) Powers. He married Elaine Herbert in Mendota on May 5, 1956.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Mark Powers and Stephen (Nicole) Powers, both of Amboy, and Barbara (James) Berger of Siloam Springs, Ark.; six grandchildren, Cain Powers, Delaney Powers, Elizabeth Luther, Blake Powers, Alexander Berger, and Mackenzie Kessel; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kevin; four sisters, Rosemary Phelps, Betty Jahn, Rita Wilson and Mary Catherine Hauskins; and three brothers, Francis “Bud” Powers, Jackie Powers and James Powers.

Joe worked for Wayside Press/R.R. Donnelly in Mendota for 41 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Amboy Fire Department for 19 years, was a life long member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy, and was a long time Clipper Backer. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War.

A memorial has been established.

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