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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 17, 2018

Harry Eldon Powers

Feb 08, 2018

Harry Eldon Powers, 88, New London, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Henry County Health Center.

He was born September 17, 1929 in Washington, Iowa to Forrest Irvin and Ruth Diller Powers. February 26, 1960, he married Catherine LaMar in Mt. Pleasant; she died April 10, 1987. He married Lois Jean Hummell April 1, 1988; she died January 7, 2010.


He attended Washington County Schools. He worked at IAAP in Middletown. He was a member of the Machinist Union; enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, family, gardening, westerns, was a fan of the Cubs, Bears and Hawkeyes; and loved his dogs.


Survivors include son, Doug (Rhonda) Powers; stepson, Timothy Glassford of Tennessee; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Linda Branch of LaHarpe and Donna Gorrell of Loveland, Colo.; and brother, Dale of Iowa City. Besides his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by son, Michael and one sister in infancy.


The funeral service will be 11:00 Friday at Elliott Chapel.Visitation will begin at 9:00 with the family present 10:00-11:00. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Jct. A memorial is for New London Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be left at


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