Nancy Powell

Nancy PowellNancy A. Powell, 62, of Camden died at 7:56 a.m. Aug. 30, 2014, at her home.

She was born Sept. 17, 1951, in Macomb, a daughter of Harland and Opal Logsdon Martin. She married Rick Powell on June 30, 1974, at Ebenezer Methodist Church north of Rushville. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Rusty Powell and companion Susan Weishaar of Rushville; one daughter, Buffee Powell-Merrick and husband Andy of Astoria; her mother, Opal Martin of Littleton; two brothers, Ronnie Martin and companion Carla Whalen of Bloomington and Tom Martin and wife Nena of Littleton; one sister, Tracy Allen and companion Chris Parr of Rushville; her granddog, Gizmo; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; and an infant brother, Gerald Martin.

She was a 1969 graduate of Rushville High School. She first worked at Gain’s Greenhouse and Pot Pourri Flower Shop, both in Rushville. She later was a cook at Camden Café and assembler at Methode in Golden. She recently worked in housekeeping at Illinois Laborers’ and Contractors’ Training Site at Cooperstown, until she retired due to ill health.

She enjoyed flowers, fishing, mushroom hunting, the wildlife in her yard, four wheeling and playing Som-R-Set. She also enjoyed cooking and watching the Food Network. She was a troop leader for Boy Scouts and was the first female flag football coach. She was a 3rd degree blackbelt with Tae Kwon Do. She also was the self proclaimed Mayor of Erwin. Spending time with her family was her greatest treasure.

Private services will be held at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Debbie Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Gray Cemetery, near Camden. Wood Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/3/2014


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