|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2011|
Phyllis Carol Powers was born Thursday, (Thursday's child has far to go) February 12, 1937 in St Louis Mo. to Ella Mae and Charles Alfred Powers. Phyllis has a very interesting story about how she got her name; her mother received a 5 pound tin of hard candy at Christmas one year. The name of the candy maker was Phyllis Carol Candies. She remarked, if I ever have a little girl, I will name her Phyllis Carol, and she did. The can is one of Phyllis' prize possessions; she showed it to me the first time I came to visit. I'm glad her mother didn't receive a can of candy with Oh Henry or Babe Ruth on it or even worse Snickers. ?
Her grandparents were Cora and William Wasson and Julia and Frederick Powers. Her grandmother, Julia, was living in Mantanzas Cuba during the Spanish-American war and her grandfather, Frederick, was in the United States Army stationed in Cuba. He met Julia in Cuba. They married and he brought her back to St. Louis. Fredrick and Julia are buried in the Military Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis Missouri.
Phyllis had one brother, Clarence. He married Charlene Hutchens and they had a daughter, Tonya. Tonya now has two daughters, Rachel and Lauren. Clarence passed away in 1986 and Charlene passed away May, 9 1997.
Phyllis was married the first time 6 Sept. 1958 to Norman Lee Welcher a young Seminary student. To that marriage one child was born. Randall Lee born July 16, 1960. Norman died August 1, 2005.
On October 13, 2007 she married the second time to Don Markwell who had lost his wife of 53 years. This marriage was mutch too short . Phyllis passed away just two months short of their 4th. Anniversary.
Phyllis leaves a husband, son Randall and 2 grandchildren Sydny and Cole who along with many relatives and friends will miss her very much.Birth: Feb. 12, 1937
Death: Aug. 1, 2011 [Edit Dates]
Phyllis was born and lived in St. Louis most of her life. She married Norman Welcher on 6 September 1958, while Norman was a Theology student at Apostolic Bible Institute in St Paul. Mi. They had one son, Randy. Norman passed away in 2004. On Oct.13, 2007. Phyllis Married Don Markwell. Phyllis was an outstanding Christian, Mother, Grandmother and wife. She held onto her faith in God even during the darkest days of her life.The last four years of her life was filled with a lot of travel and even more happiness, she was a fantastic woman. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She left a very lonely man to grieve.
(bio by: Don Markwell)
Charles A. Powers (1903 - 1970)
Ella Mae Wasson Powers (1911 - 1962)
Norman Lee Welcher (1933 - 2004)
Phyllis Carol Powers Markwell (1937 - 2011)
Clarence A Powers (1945 - 1986)*
Feb. 12, 1937-Aug. 1, 2011
Note: Headstone does not list death date nor the Markwell name
Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematory
St. Louis County
Created by: Don Markwell
Record added: Jul 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113627000
In some ways it seems as though you left yesterday but in other ways it seems a life time. I love you and miss you every day my love. You were a wonderful fantastic wife. I hope we know each other in heaven because I want to see you again.|
Added: Nov. 27, 2013