Powers, Robert

Robert W. Powers, 94, of De Soto died July 29, 2020, at Hillcrest Care Center in De Soto. Mr. Powers worked at Chrysler and in maintenance for the De Soto School District. He was a common face at the De Soto Senior Center, delivering Meals on Wheels for 30 years, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of De Soto. Born Dec. 14, 1925, in De Soto, he was the son of the late Lillie Frances (Williams) and Daniel Leo Powers. He was preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy B.E. (Lewis) Powers.

He is survived by two brothers: Lawrence (Waltraud) Powers and Daniel (Dorothy) Powers, both of De Soto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Lillian (Bill) Hoehn and Alice (Paul) Westhoff; and a brother: Francis Powers.

A funeral service was held July 31 at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto, officiated by the Rev. Stefenie Rustige. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in De Soto. Memorials may be made to Aging Ahead, 221 S. Third St., De Soto, 63020. Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

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