Edward L. Powell, 74, of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, September 6, 1945, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Lebanon Care Center in Lebanon, IL.
Edward served in the United States Navy for six years, he spent two years overseas in Bermahaven, Germany. He returned and finished his Bachelors Degree at SIUE. He worked for Blue Cross of St. Louis, MO for seven years as an Auditor. He then worked for Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL for 25 years. He was involved in many organizations and became President of HFMA. Edward was a wonderful example of a husband and father and was loved by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his:
- parents, Ivan and Marion, nee Kratzmeyer, Powell
Surviving are his:
- wife, Carolyn, nee Bench, Powell of Belleville, IL
- mother-in-law, Mary Louise Bench of Swansea, IL
- Kristen (Todd) Groesch of Millstadt, IL
- Emily (Sean) Schikowski of Collinsville, IL
- Julianne (Nathan) Bailey of Swansea, IL
- Matthew (Whitney) Powell of O’Fallon, IL
- 7 grandchildren:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association or Catholic Urban Program.
Funeral: Private services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
I will always remember Ed with a heart warming smile on his face.
Will so be missed by all who knew him. Loved him too
I have wonderful memories of how gentle and easy going Ed was. Of course I remember what a great dancer he was at social events. May he Rest In Peace.
He will always be remembered as a funny, sweet person who didn’t know a stranger. And yes, he was a wonderful dancer. Great husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all who knew him.
So sad to learn of Ed’s passing and that you have to bear another loss. Sending love and condolences from Arizona.
How Blessed are we to have been able to call him friend. Sincere condolences to the entire Family.
My condolences to Carolyn and Ed’s family. Worked with Ed at Memorial but remember Ed and Carolyn at Tenth Street Tech too.
May he Rest In Peace.
Ed was a wonderful husband , fantastic father& grandfather, & very dear friend who will be dearly missed by all. Walt & I will always remember the summer he spent watering our flowers while Walt was recuperating from his stroke in Chattanooga. “What a good guy!”
Ed Powell was a kind, gentle soul with a sweet smile. He and Carolyn raised four wonderful children with beautiful grandchildren. He will be so missed by all. Rest In Peace. Our sympathies to all his dear family.
Carolyn & Family,
We are all saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Edward. May his memory be a blessing to you all. Sending lots of love from Pittsburgh.
Liz (Uncle Wick’s daughter)
Dear Carolyn and Family,
I send my sympathy to you during your time of grief. I recall the annual pilgrimages we’d make to Ed’s office when we worked at Memorial to prepare annual budgets. Since there were several departments, we would spend the better part of several days together. Every year I would kid Ed that I would have everything together with all the answers for every question he would have – inevitably he’d always find some small detail that I’d have to go back and research to get his answer! I’ll always remember his smile, his chuckle and the amazing speed his fingers could work an adding machine!! May God bless you with that peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding.
Eddie lived down the street from me on Renshaw Ave. in East St. Louis. I remember he had a collie dog who I used to love to play with when I was a little girl.
My condolences to the family.