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Mary Jo Powers age 82 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday Nov. 15, 2017 at The Alverno Health Care Facility. A memorial mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday Nov. 18th at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Delmar, Iowa. Visitation will be held Saturday 9:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be held at the St. Patricks Cemetery in Delmar. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Memorials may be given to the St. Patricks Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Mary Jo was born on Dec. 8, 1934 in Delmar, IA, the daughter of Richard and Mary Agnes (Donahue) Powers. She graduated from Delmar High School in 1952, Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, and Marycrest University in Davenport. Mary worked at the Clinton National Bank for 46 years, serving as Vice-President before retiring in 2001. She had been a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church and later at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. She enjoyed golfing, watching sports, and spending time with her family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Mary Jo is survived by her two brothers, Robert (Marilyn) Powers of West Des Moines, IA and Donald (Kathy) Powers of Macomb, IL; her sister-in-law, Jane King-Powers of Clinton; her brother-in-law, Otis Clay of Aurora, IL; and multiple nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Paula Powers-Clay in 2003, and her brother, Richard Bud Powers in 2002.
Published on November 15, 2017
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