Beverley M. Powell, 78, of East Moline, IL, formerly of Galesburg, died Monday, September 2, 2019 at Aledo Health and Rehab after a courageous battle with lung cancer since 2014. Graveside services are 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Viola Cemetery. There is no visitation. Memorials may be left to Connie Sue Smith Memorial Scholarship. Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
Beverly was born September 4, 1940 in rural Aledo, Illinois to Wylie and Gertrude Johnson Guthrie. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1958.
In 2001, she retired from Maytag in Galesburg, where she was employed as a lab technician.
Her memberships include QC Singles 40 Plus, QC Times Plus 60, Rock Island County Genealogical Society, First Lutheran Church Act I, House of the Lord Singles, Moose Lodge 3000, Miss Valley Country and Western Association, River Action and Lavernes Diversified Club.
She enjoyed shopping, dancing, socializing, eating out, all kinds of puzzles and traveling.
Survivors include two daughters: Peggy Duncan of Fort Myers, FL; Debby Powell of Titusville, FL; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister: Joyce (Marvin) Smith of Aledo; several nieces and nephews.
Her parents; one brother: Charles and one niece: Connie Sue Smith preceded her in death.