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Kathleen "Kay" Roe Powell
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1922
Carrier Mills
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 2004
Williamson County
Illinois, USA

Kathleen (Roe) Powell

CARTERVILLE -- Kathleen (Roe) Powell passed away at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills, with Sister Carol Karnitsky, ssem, and the Rev. Dorothy Cook officiating. Burial will be in Blackman Cemetery in Stonefort. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.Mrs. Powell requests no flowers and memorials be made to the Blackman Cemetery or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Kay was born to Mary Frances Graves and Bert Roe in Carrier Mills on Dec. 7, 1922. Her mother passed away when she was only 10 months old. Her grandparents, William and Mary Graves, cared for her until she was of school age.She completed her grammar school years at Old Town School near Stonefort and four years of high school in Carrier Mills, graduating in 1942. She lived in Chicago more than 35 years and worked at and retired from Allied Chemical Corporation and Celetex Corporation.

She married Edward John Cmiel in 1943. He served as a Marine Sergeant in the Pacific in World War II. They were married for 28 years until his death in 1971 at age 48. She remained close to what she referred to as her first family, loving Veronica and Bill Purolewski and their family, Cindy, Judy and Billy. In 1975, she married Richard W. Powell, who had been a Navy pilot in World War II. He died in 1988. Both of her husbands were very much loved by all her family.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carterville, where she had been living the last 28 years. She worked for Quality of Life Home Health and was on the board for 15 years. She did many charity fund-raisers, and was active in her church for many years.She leaves to mourn her passing two sisters, Blanche Harris, Creal Springs and Maxine Lewis, who has made her home with her for 32 years. The sisters' happiest times were when they were together. It was often said that they were 'joined at the hip.' Kay had always had a close relationship with her nieces and nephews. They are Lloyd Ray and Marcia Harris, Creal Springs; Michael and Patti Harris, Stonefort; Kenneth and Jolene Lewis, Carrier Mills; Keith and Debbie Lewis, Corydon, Ind.; Judith Ann Lewis Dutko, Raleigh, N.C.; Ronnie and Kay Roe, Paradise, Texas; Glen and Heidi Roe, Morrisville, Ind.; Mary Alice Roe Greene, Marion; and several beloved great nieces and nephews; and cousins who are dear to her; also Diane Dallape, who was always there for her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a beloved baby sister; brother, William Bertis Roe; three beloved nieces, Karen Lewis Aker, Jeanene Harris Furlow and Marilyn Roe; and nephew, James Dutko.
The Southern Illinoisan Dec. 11, 2004 
Family links: 
  William Bert Roe (1888 - 1968)
  Mary Frances Graves Roe (1894 - 1923)
  Edward John Cmiel (1923 - 1971)
  Richard Vincent Powell (1918 - 1988)
Blackman Cemetery
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Created by: AZLITE
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78807031


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