Obituary for Jeannine Powers

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Jeannine Powers

Died: March 6, 2017

Jeannine P. Powers, 87, beloved wife of John Powers for 64 yrs.

Loving mother of James (Trisha) Powers, Janel (Ron) Olde, Jeanne (Ron) Wuest and John (Tami) Powers. Proud grandmother of Tracy (Brian) Dorsey, Brent (Helen) Olde, Shannon (T.J.) Smyka, Patrick (Kelli) Powers, Kevin(Josah) Powers, Robert (Jessica) Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Sean (Madeline) Powers, Michael (Emily) Johnson, Bryan & Nicholas Powers and Great-Grandmother of Amelia and Anna Dorsey, Evalyn and Penelope Olde, Ellie, Katie & Madeline Symka, Maggie, Jack, James, Conor and Sean Powers, Walter, Henry, Lia, Oliver and Ashlan Johnson. Dear sister, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend to many.

Jeannine grew up in Pine Lawn with her parents, George and Beatrice Leeker, and her siblings Donald, Russell, Norman, Robert and Richard. She attended St. Paul the Apostle Grade School and St. Alphonsus Rock High School for a two year secretarial program. Upon her graduation, she got a job at the local dime store and helped take care of her family’s home.

She married John Powers on June 4, 1949 and they bought their first home in Hanley Hills. Later Jeannine and John moved to Bissell Hills as the family grew. Together they raised four children, Jim, Janel, Jeanne and John III. Jeannine was a fulltime homemaker and mother. John and Jeannine moved to Louisiana, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, and finally back to Florissant, Missouri, due to John’s work. They retired out in St. Charles. John and Jeannine also owned a lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks with two of John’s siblings. Later they built their own lake house due to the expanding family. She enjoyed the water, boating, her grandchildren and the peace and quiet when all the family went home.

Jeannine and her husband, John, would also escape the cold and go to Lady Lake, Florida during the winter months, where Jeannine could enjoy the warmth of the sun, peace and quiet, and John could golf every day.

Jeannine was a wonderful grandmother to eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She helped at her church, preparing dishes for funeral luncheons at All Saints Parish. She enjoyed playing cards bi-monthly, one evening with John’s sisters and the other evening with her brothers’ and their wives. She lived her last seven at Breeze Park in St. Charles. The first three and one-half years caring for her husband, John. The last three and one-half years being cared for by her children and the staff of Breeze Park. The legacy Jeannine has left us is to serve others.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles.

The family will leave from Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10 for a 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Cottleville).

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 10:00 am -

St. Joseph Catholic Church Cottleville


1355 Motherhead Rd.
Cottleville, MO 63304

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


5239 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63115

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Alzheimer's Association

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Deaconess Karen Pitkin posted on3/10/17

Jeannine was a gracious lady in every good sense of that word . Her kindness and gentleness were extended almost daily to me before I retired. She will be missed by a great many people who experienced her live.


Donald Powers posted on3/10/17

To My Cousins, Jimmy, Janel, Jeanne and John and their families. From our Heart to You and Yours! Aunt, Uncles, Moms and Dads A new day with reflections of Family Past borns, Present Family, far and wide mourns. Memories of holidays and gatherings flash, Love, laughter and good times past. Our Aunts, our Uncles, our Moms , our Dads, Move to new lives, from the ones they had. We cry, we mourn, we sing, we cheer, Celebrating lives, that we loved so Dear. How blessed we are, for such a family we share, At times like these, we show how we care. Saddened, Yes, for now we are apart, Comforted, For they still, live in our heart. Through Christ we know we will meet again, Unconditional love, our gift from Him. Til the time when we eye their beautiful face, Which we will do, because of God’s grace. We must keep the faith, love, pray with might. Until that day comes, when we all unite. I don’t believe I ever saw Aunt Jeannine without a smile. It makes me smile just remembering that. Sorry for not being there in person, but we are in spirit and in our hearts. Our sincere condolences on her passing. How comforted we are to know that she resides now with Christ. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Don, Claudia and Adalynn Belle Powers


Amy B. Richards posted on3/9/17

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to you and yours. We loved your sweet Aunt Jeannine. She always brightened everyone's day with her positive and warm smile. Hoping your happier memories of wonderful past family gatherings will help ease the pain of your loss. Amy & Curt


Linda B West posted on3/8/17

Home is where the heart is and Aunt Jeannine's heart was surely in her home and with her family! Before my teens, I remember visiting for a family event in her impeccably clean, tidy and lovely home. I used to think to myself, it would be wonderful to grow up just like Aunt Jeannine! After all she was beautiful, sweet, always kind, loving and it showed through each time I was in her presence. She will be missed by so many but welcomed by all in heaven! Sending prayers, comfort and may God bless all of you! RIP! xxxooo


Kathy Harvatin posted on3/8/17

I had the pleasure of knowing both John and Jeannine through Breeze Park where they resided. I remember John loved to sing and dance. Jeannine was the epitome of a true lady. Their children were the most devoted any parent could wish for! I will miss Jeannine, but I am thankful to have been a part of her life. Blessings, Kathy Harvatin


Linda and Fred Sheppard posted on3/8/17

We were very sorry to hear of Aunt Jeannine's death.