Della Powell, age 96, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home near Petersburg.

She was born on September 5, 1922 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of David E. and Lula Dell McKinney Thompson.

Della married Joseph Powell on May 3, 1941 in St. Charles, MO.

Della is survived by sons, Ronald of Petersburg, Joseph (Angie) of Forest City, IL, and Kevin (Kathy) of Sache, TX; daughters, Beverly (Harry) Wilson of Sweetwater, Susan Elkins of Tunnel Hill, IL, and Joanna Burton of Petersburg; twenty-three grandchildren several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; son, Stephen; and brothers and sisters.

Della enjoyed reading, western shows, and Lawrence Welk.

Visitation for Della will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:30 AM also at the funeral home with Rev. John Swinford officiating.

Burial will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Sweetwater.

Memorials can be given to the Sweetwater Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at

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