Paul W. Powley

A funeral will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 for 89-year-old Paul W. Powley of Chester, Illinois, who passed away at 11:20 a.m., Monday, November 15, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born March 7, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo. the son of Alva Everett “A.E.” and Nora Lorraine (nee Welten) Powley, who both preceded him in death.

Paul married Collette Usher on June 27, 1953 at First Baptist Church in Chester, Illinois; she survives in Chester.

He is also survived by three children: Colleen A. Carmon of Pacific, Mo., Julie L. (Jim) Melchers of Webster Groves, Mo. and Rob (Sue) Powley of Manchester, Mo.; a brother: Carl (Joy) Powley of Highlandville, Mo.; and a grandson: Travis Powley of Charlotte, N.C.

He was also preceded in death by a brother: Ed Powley.

Paul owned and operated Superior Cleaner with his brother Ed and had also served as a part time city police officer for 47 years.

He had also worked as the laundry manager at Menard Correctional Center in Chester.

Paul was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester.

He was an avid outdoorsman.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the St. John Lutheran Church, Chester.

A funeral for 89-year-old Paul W. Powley of Chester will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the St. John Lutheran Church, Chester. The Rev. Timothy Sims will officiate.

Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Chester.

Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to St. John Lutheran School.

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