PUXICO - Robert Henry Powers, 73, died Sept. 28, 2001, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born Nov. 3, 1927, at Sedalia, son of the late Henry Raymond and Ellen Marie Gehlken, he had lived in Sedalia and High Ridge until moving to Puxico in 1989. A retired mechanic, having worked for 42 years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad, he was a member of the Wappapello Lions Club and the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico.
On Feb. 28, 1948, in Sedalia, he married Maurine Avis Bushey who preceded him in death on April 23, 1973. On Sept. 23, 1977, in Puxico, he married Mildred Riney Walker who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Linda Faye Powers of Sedalia; one brother, Marvin Powers of Sedalia; and one sister, Katheryn Bell of Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Ray Powers.
Services were conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. Elder Ernie Cate and Jerry Park of Puxico and Elder Don Adams of Matthews officiated.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.