|Betty J. Powell, 71, of Galesburg died at 5:10 pm Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her home.
She was born March 10, 1941 in Galesburg the daughter of Robert E. and Cora Hurley Kemp. She married Marvin W. Powell, SR. on August 27, 1961 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on October 26, 1988.
She is survived by her children, John E. (Tina) Powell of Iowa, Jimmy Lee (Barb) Powell of Galesburg, and Rose Ann (John) Traff of Galesburg, two brothers, Butch Kemp of Galesburg and Russ (Bev) Kemp of Knoxville, Ill., two sisters, Bev (John) Yarde of Alexis, Ill., and Rosie (Jim) Robertson of Henderson, Ill., nine grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Marvin JR, five brothers, Lawrence, Bob, Gene, Ricky and Charlie Kemp and an infant sister.
Betty was a homemaker. She graduated from Galesburg High School. She attended the Good News Baptist Church. She enjoyed bingo, puzzles and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Rick Schriber will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Friday evening at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.