Ilene A. Powell
- September 5, 2022
Ilene A. Powell
Ilene A. Powell, 94, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at All Saints Catholic Church, by the Rev. John R. Flaherty. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial: Saint John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
Those unable to attend the mass are invited to watch the service via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Ilene’s Tribute Wall and share your love and memories with her family at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.
Survivors include her daughter, Marla (David) Weber-Matheny; grandchildren, Shelly (Kris) Regan, Sara (Dillon) Meier and Marshall (Megan) Weber; great-grandchildren, Jacob Winger, Megan Winger, Lindsey Winger, Lilly Weber, Emmy Weber, Wren Meier and Faron Meier; siblings, Rosemary Baker, Anna Reinhardt, Charles (Judy) Greve and Sharon (Bill) Boge; and many nieces and nephews.
Ilene was born on Oct. 2, 1927, in Guttenberg, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Jaeger) Greve. On Feb. 5, 1948, she married Richard T. Powell in Galena, Ill. Ilene retired after working many years at Wilson’s Packing. Ilene enjoyed crocheting beautiful creations for her family and baking, especially sticky buns and anything with her apples. She loved spending her time working in the yard, pulling weeds and taking care of her flowers and vegetables.
Ilene cherished her family and her faith. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will always remember Grandma’s New Year’s Eve parties at her house. Ilene was a faithful member of All Saints Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard T. Powell; son, Richard “Dickie” C. Powell; siblings, Elmer, Joseph Jr., LaVern, Edward, Robert and Mardell; and a son-in-law, Michael Weber.
Ilene’s family extends a sincere thank-you to CountryHouse Residence and Care Initiatives Hospice for their compassionate care.
Memorials are suggested to All Saints Catholic Church.