Robert Henry Powers, the son of the late Henry Raymond and Ellen Gehlken Powers, was born in Sedalia on Nov. 3, 1927 and died at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 28, 2001, at the age of 73. Mr. Powers had lived in Sedalia and High Ridge until moving to Puxico in 1989. He was a retired mechanic and had worked for 42 years with the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a member of the Wappapello Lions Club and the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico. On Feb. 28, 1948 he was first married to Maurine Avis Bushey in Sedalia, she preceded him in death on April 23, 1973. On Sept. 23, 1977, he was married to Mildred Riney Walker in Puxico. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Powers of Puxico; by one daughter, Linda Faye Powers of Sedalia; by one brother, Marvin Powers of Sedalia; and by one sister, Katheryn Bell of Warsaw. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry Ray Powers. Visitation was held at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico after 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Funeral services were held in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. with Elder Ernie Cate and Jerry Park, both of Puxico, and Elder Don Adams of Matthews, officiating. Graveside services were held on Monday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia. Interment followed with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of all arrangements.