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John R. Powers

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“Jonna, I am sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you and your family at this time. Amy Yakos ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Amy Yakos - Muncie, IN

“Betty & Children; We are saddened to hear of John's passing. One of our Grant Church family is missing God be with you. Pete & Caroln King ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Pete & Carolyn King - FL

“betty & family, sorry about your loss of our friend john. as you know we have been out of town. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: george and barbara (owen) brown - FL

“Betty, Girls and JD, So sorry to hear of your loss. Many fond high school memories include being at the Powers' house and John teasing his girls...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kurt Kohlmorgen - Marion, IN

“John Powers Family I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of John. My brother Mike spoke very highly of Vaughn & John and of the early mornings of...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Greg Cox - Tipton, IN

“Sorry to hear of John's passing. I have many fond memories of John and your family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Philip Small - FORT WAYNE, IN

“To the Powers Family, May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: valerie thompson - IN

“I was shocked and saddened by the lost of John. I always thought of John as my second dad and your family as my second family. I remember all the...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Betsy Riggs - Fairmount, IN

“To the Powers Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. John was my bus driver and I have many fond memories of riding...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Julie Brown - Gas City, IN

“Just want you to know that we have you in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. I know that the Lord picked a good one to have in heaven...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Gibbs - Muncie, IN

“Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am at the passing of your dad. I was fortunate to ride his bus while in High School and he always had a smile...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Julian - Summiville, IN

“Paula and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your loving family around you. ...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Weber - Westfield, IN


John R. Powers, age 75, of Fairmount, IN, died Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Renaissance Speciality Hospital in Muncie, IN. John was a lifetime farmer. In his earlier years he was a dairy farmer. He was a Madison Grant School Bus driver for 32 years and a licensed Auctioneer. John was a life member of Grant United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years and was a Layleader. He enjoyed volunteering with the Grant County Chapliancy Program and was a Farm Bureau member. John enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, and his 1952 Ford Truck. He was an avid bird watcher always keeping his feeders full. His favorites were the hawks. He was the son of the late Vaughn Powers and the late Dorothy (Echelbarger) Powers. John was born in Grant County, Indiana on January 16, 1934. He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1952. John is survived by his wife of neary 55 years Betty Mitchener Powers. They were married on March 6, 1955 at the Fairmount Friends Church. John is also survived by Three Daughters: Vonda (Stan) Cawthorn, Fairmount, IN Paula (Marc Freije) Powers, Naples, FL Jonna (Kent) Grindle, Jonesboro, IN One Son: JD Powers, Fairmount, IN 3 Grandchildren; Kale Grindle Christen Cawthorn and Kelsey Grindle Arrangements are being handled by Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, IN Visitation is Friday, December 4, 2009 from 4-8 PM and the funeral home. Funeral Service is Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 10:30 AM with Dr. Constance Cherry officiating. Interment will be at Park Cemetery, Fairmount, IN Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Chaplaincy Program or Grant United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com

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