Grace Irene Powell, 93, of Hannibal, Mo., formerly of Palmyra, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal. Grace was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Hopkins, Mo., to Ralph and Nell Bradley. Grace was married to Bernie Cleveland Powell Feb. 15, 1941, in Maryville, Mo. He survives of the home. Survivors include: son, Richard (Barbara) Powell of Hannibal; daughter, Betty Lou (Robert) Krigbaum of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren: Gary Krigbaum of N.C., Brian (Connie) Krigbaum of Hannibal, Richard (Kim) Powell of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., Richelle Pipkins of Hannibal; great-grandchildren: Caylyan Powell of Dardenne Praire; Alayna Pipkin, Kristin Pipkin, and Brandon Krigbaum, all of Hannibal. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant daughter, Melissa Powell. Grace graduated from Hopkins, Missouri High School in 1940. Mrs. Powell was a retired receptionist for the Hannibal Courier Post with 15 years of service. She had formerly worked for the Hannibal Shoe Factory. She was a member of the Constellation Chapter 382 of the Eastern Star, in Palmyra, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1973. She devoted her life as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Hannibal. Online condolences — www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com. Casket bearers: Gary Krigbaum, Brian Krigbaum, Richard Powell, Jr., David Powell and Robert Bleigh. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial will be at the Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, Mo. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
HANNIBAL | The Alliance Art Gallery in Hannibal is featuring the work of member artist Kent Brown during July. An open house is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11. A drawing for a piece of Brown's artwork will be at 5:30 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.