Beverly “Bev” Elaine Powers, 84, passed away from this life on Monday, January 6, 2014 at her home to be with her heavenly father and Jesus.
Beverly was born on November 15, 1929 to Arthur and Angeline Wilson in Wolfpoint, Montana. The family moved to the farming area of King City, Missouri when Beverly was 7 years old. She attended country schools and King City High School. She was active in school activities. She graduated from King City in 1947. After high school, she attended the St. Joseph Cosmetology School, after graduation, she purchased Gladys’ Beauty Shop in King City, Missouri.
On November 12, 1950 she married George T. Powers at the King City Methodist Church. What a blessed union, they loved each other very much. They loved to travel together with family trips to all 50 states. In later years, they began cruising with family and very dear friends.
Beverly was very active in Stonecraft Ministries, travelling throughout Missouri and Kansas speaking to groups of ladies and winning them to the Lord.
She was an active member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church, serving as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. She volunteered at Mark Twain Grade School as a mentor and tutor. She was a devoted caring, loving, wife, mother and grandmother. To know Beverly was to love her.
She had the gift of hospitality and loved to cook and entertain. She was known for her Cream Puffs. She always had a smile and encouragement for everyone she met, was always willing to share her time and talents to help others, but the trend that most stands out in the minds of those who knew Beverly was her love for prayer. She was a prayer warrior.
Preceding Beverly in death were her parents Arthur and Angeline Wilson and brother-in-law, Walter Miller, of Stanberry and George’s six brothers and five sisters.
Beverly is survived by husband, George, son, G. Brent Powers and wife, Susan Cornelius Powers, and daughter, Susan G. Fisher and husband, Edd Fisher.
Grandchildren, Max Powers, Boyd Powers, Andrew Fisher, Caleb Fisher, Nathan Fisher and Anna Fisher, great-granddaughter, Roslynn Fisher, sister, La Nelle Miller of Stanberry, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
The family is very grateful to the staff of Comfort of Home and Hands of Hope Hospice for their loving care and support of Beverly and George in the months prior to her death.
Services 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery, Stanberry, Missouri.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Brookdale Presbyterian Church Deacon Fund or Young Life.