Francis A. Powers Obituary

Clark County Clipper, March 4, 1909


Francis A. Powers was born near Niles, Michigan, March 11, 1835, and passed from this life February 27, 1909, being at the time of his death, 73 years, 11 months and 16 days old.

He was united in marriage to Mary A. Buckles, in Logan co., Illinois, February 19, 1857.  To this union eleven children, five sons and six daughters, were born.  Seven whom are still living.

At the close of the war, he moved to Iowa, and in 1872 he came to Kansas in which state he has since lived.

Brother Powers was converted more than fifty years ago, and for for more than half a century he was a member of the church, and a devoted Christian.  He closed nearly every prayer with the request that they make an unbroken family in heaven.  He lived a consistent Christian life and trusted constantly in the blood of Christ.

For a number of years his health had been broken, and was seldom seen outside his own home, but those who knew Him best believed he was an upright Christian man.

Clark County Clipper,
May 13, 1909

In Remembrance of Francis A. Powers

Composed by Mrs. Frank Powers in loving remembrance of our father, Francis A. Powers, who departed this life February 27, 1909 at Ashland, Kansas.

Like a dear and patient Christian,
Proved our father o'er and o'er,
And we all loved him so dearly,
But the Savior loved him more.

And to Heaven he was summoned.
Where the pure and righteous dwell;
Now our dear and patient father,
We must give thee up, farewell.

Though they wept and prayed in sorrow,
That high Heaven the soul might spare,
But God saw best to call him,
>From this world of suffering and care.

As a child sinks into slumber,
As the sun sank in the west,
As the lifeless form was numbered,
To the land of peace and rest.

As we laid him in his grave yard,
Where wild flowers still may bloom,
Where birds sing and summer zephyrs
Gently breathe above the tomb.

Peaceful be they silent slumber,
Peaceful is thy grave we know,
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 17, 2005.

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