HURST — Ines Mae Powers, known to her family and friends as “Maw Maw,” went to be with Jesus at the incredible age of 102 on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2018.
Maw Maw was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Royalton, the daughter of John and Gina Carpenter and sister of Troy, Bud and Raymond Carpenter, Bonnie Mattingly Johnson, Lois Kern and Beulah Stone. Like most of the immediate family, all preceded her in death.
After sharing several walks along the railroad tracks connecting Royalton and Bush, Ines married the love of her life, the late Harold M. Powers, with whom she spent 62 joyful years of matrimony.
They took residence in Hurst, where they raised their only son, Harold R. Powers (Sharron), and welcomed to the world two grandchildren, Jane Ellen Gillespie (David) of Herrin, and Michael J. Powers (Matthew Mourning) of St. Louis – the daughter and son of Rita Storey (Terry) of Energy, all of whom she deeply loved and adored, and survive her in death.
We are so thankful for the time we were granted with our precious Maw Maw and she will be greatly missed. From home-cooked meals and cold Dr. Peppers to sunny days in the red swing, memories will be eternally etched into our hearts and minds. Above all the roles she played in our lives, Maw Maw will forever be remembered as the matriarch and rock of the family.
For the wisdom, guidance, unconditional love and care she gave without asking for anything but love in return, we will forever be grateful.
Ines and Harold were life-long members of the First Methodist Church of Hurst.
A private ceremony in her honor is planned at the Blairsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Walker Funeral Home (317 Bush Ave., Hurst, IL 62949), if desired.