Richard Marshall Powell
Richard Marshall Powell
  • November 22, 1926 - September 20, 2017
  • Geff, Illinois

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RICHARD POWELL, 90, of Geff, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Richard was born on November 22, 1926, in Elm River Township to Marshall and Clara (Gill) Powell. Richard married Ethel Smerdon on November 5, 1952.

Richard was a farmer and worked as a rural mail carrier. He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Fairfield American Legion, past member of Cisne Legion, VFW 4535 of Fairfield, the Rural Mail Carrier Association, and LST 871 Association. Richard enjoyed fishing and quail hunting.

Preceding him in death were his parents Marshall and Clara, one sister, Virginia Vasileff and one brother, Gene Powell.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Ethel; three daughters, Donna Scott and Marsha Stennett of Geff, IL. and Lucinda Meyer of Fairfield, IL. Three grandchildren, Craig (Kyla) King of Huntingburg, IN, Amanda (James) Hiett and Sara (Phillip) Curtner of Geff, IL. and five great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 11am Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, IL. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10am until 11am on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery near Mt. Erie with full military honors.

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