The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Nancy Jean Powers

October 20, 1949June 9, 2019

Nancy Jo Powers, 69, of Davenport, IA passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Unity Point Trinity Hospital, Rock Island. Per her wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Grass American Legion. Memorials may be made to the family.

Nancy was born on October 20, 1949 to Vernon and Agnes (Broderick) Nelson in Davenport, IA. She was united in marriage to John “Johnny” Powers in 1968 in Davenport. They had two children together. She was employed at the Adler Theater and also a life-long member of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society.

Nancy loved traveling, watching movies, reading magazines and was a theater junkie. She had a passion for cooking and made the best macaroni and cheese. She loved dogs, especially her dog, Buddy. Nancy devoted many years to taking care of her mother. She adored family, especially her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Those left to cherish her memory include her brothers: Donald (Madonna) Nelson, Allan (Mary) Nelson, Kenneth Nelson and Edward (Mary) Nelson; sisters, Marlene Abel, Alice (Leroy) Stoltenberg and Patricia Plambeck; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny; children, Jon Tyrone Powers and Jessa Jade Powers; and brothers, Osmond “Jr” Nelson, Robert “Bud” Vance and Clark Plambeck.


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Wally & Sandy Huntington

June 15, 2019

So sorry to hear about Nancy, we had a lot of fun at softball games down at Credit Island (and a whole lot of memories) back in the day with Johnny.

Wally and Sandy Huntington

Latanya Mosley

June 12, 2019

Happy Trails!!