Eunice Powers, 82, passed away Sunday September 6, 2020 at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Eunice was born March 20, 1938 in Butler, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Johnson) Meeks. She was a graduate of Butler High School. Eunice married John Powers on September 30, 1960, and John preceded her in death on September 10, 1972. Eunice and her husband owned and operated the Butler Record Herald newspaper until 1972. Eunice also worked for Butler & Butler Construction for 9 years, and was executive secretary at Bohn Aluminum in Butler before retiring in 2003. She was also a member of Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Butler. After her retirement, she loved cooking and watching cooking shows and hosting parties. Eunice is survived by her son, Roger Powers of Auburn; granddaughter, Chelsea (Quentin) Griffin of Garrett; two great grandsons, Wyatt and Wade Griffin; brother, John (Sandy) Meeks of Charlotte, North Carolina; one nephew, Cliff Meeks; two nieces, Jill Meeks Parker, and Jewell (Eric) Openlander. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Powers; parents, Joseph and Ruth Meeks; two sisters, Marilyn Meeks and Shirley Meeks; and a half brother, Ralph Meeks. Funeral service for Eunice will be held 11:00 am Thursday with visitation one hour prior at Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jess Jessup will be officiating. Burial will be held in Butler Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Shop with a Cop.
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