In loving memory of

Richard A. Powers
July 14, 1940 - June 12, 2022

Richard A. Powers, 81, of Elmwood, passed away at 7:30 a.m., on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 14, 1940, in Peoria, to John and Vera (Northrup) Powers. He married Sherry Clark on May 5, 1963 in Elmwood. She survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Jill (Quentin) Osborne of Galva, Michelle (Mike) Largent of Elmwood, and Denise Powers of Elmwood; one sister, Norma (the late Ken) Hanley; one sister-in-law, Peggy Powers; and three grandchildren, Michael (Megan) Largent, Marissa Largent, and Clayton Bumphrey.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack Powers and Robert Powers.
Richard served in the Army Reserves. He worked as a Coal Miner for 10 years and eventually retired as a Truck Driver at Thermogas in Farmington. After retiring, he worked for the City of Elmwood mowing the ballparks. He also helped John McKinty at McKinty Farms during harvest. He was a member of the Farmington Moose.
A funeral service will be at noon on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow at Elmwood Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to My Place's St. Jude Fundraiser.
To view Richard's video tribute or to leave online condolences, please visit

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.


Jamy (Durst) Shaw wrote on Jun 14, 2022:

"Sherry, Jill, Shelly, Denise and family, I?m so sorry for your loss. Rich was one of a kind, he was ornery and never went without a smile! Love and hugs to you all! "

Lenny Pierce wrote on Jun 14, 2022:

"Godspeed, my friend. "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jun 14, 2022:

"My deepest condolences and prayers to the family, May fond memories and Jesus loving words found at John 11:25 carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. "

Gary Lumberry wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Gary and Rogena Lumberry"

Margie Beever wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"My deepest sympathies. I never saw this great man without a smile on his face. Hugs to all."

Marianne Kleen Theobald wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss. My Deepest Sympathy!"