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Nancy Powers

Born: August 29, 1951; in Lincoln, NE

Died: May 5, 2018; in Winfield, IL

Nancy Powers (nee Zimola), age 66, of Geneva, Illinois, passed away May 5, 2018 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois.

Nancy Z. Powers was born August 29, 1951 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Youngest of six, Nancy received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Barat College and Master Degrees in Education and Education Administration. Working for 35 years as a teacher at Western Avenue School, she was beloved by students and faculty alike.

Married to Craig Merrill Powers for 45 years, the couple hosted weekly Sunday dinners for family and friends. Their house was a home for everybody from relatives to new acquaintances. Nancy's cooking was legendary, and no one left her house hungry. Blessed with an infectious smile, her greeting at the front door immediately made one feel welcome. On any given day, Nancy could be found spending time outside, enjoying the sun and the beauty of nature. A longtime resident of Geneva, Nancy loved her community and took pride in sharing it with others.

She is survived by her son, Christopher T. Powers; mother, Lillian Zimola; brother, Richard Zimola; sisters, Joan Welzel, Jeanne Williams, and Susan Damewood; sixteen nieces and seven nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Craig Merrill Powers; father, Richard Zimola; sister-in-law, Wilma Zimola; and infant brother, Joseph Zimola.

Visitation will be held at Yurs Funeral Home, Friday, May 11, 2018, 4:00 to 8:00 P.M., St. Charles, Illinois 60174. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:30 A.M., St. Patrick's Parish, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Geneva Academic Foundation, gafgeneva.org.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit the funeral home's obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on May 8, 2018
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