Linda A. Powers
Linda A. Powers, age 71, of Carl Junction passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
She was born on July 4, 1948 in Joplin, Missouri to Harry Robeson and Frances (Dorman) Robeson. Linda grew up in Galena, KS and graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in elementary education. She taught school in Houston, Texas, St. Joseph, Missouri and Galena.
She was an avid golfer all of her life. She was active in the Briarbrook Women's Golf Association as President and organized the popular women's tournament, The Nutcracker, which is still an annual event. She played on the Joplin Horton Smith team for several years. She bowled for many years, played volleyball and tennis. She added a baby car seat to her golf cart and shifted careers to become a professional mom until she moved on to being a professional grandmother.
Linda is survived by her husband, Mark Powers, of the home; sons, Brian Powers and wife, Ramona, of Omaha, Nebraska, Daniel Powers and wife, Chelsea, of Carl Junction; grandchildren, Nora Powers, Colby Powers, Harvey Powers, Emery Powers; a sister, Sara Mrgudic and husband, Anthony, of North Ridge, California; a niece, Katie Mrgudic; and a nephew, Michael Mrgudic.
A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the chapel of Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in her memory.
Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Carl Junction.
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Published on August 13, 2019


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Barbara Brookhart
Aug 20, 2019
I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the Powers Family on the recent passing of Linda. Linda's grandmother, Grace Brookhart Robeson, was my grandfather's (Dr. Harry Hubbard Brookhart of Columbus) half-sister. I am the daughter of Dr. Brookhart's son, Harry Carter and his wife Mary K. Brookhart. We lived in Chanute. I now live in Tucson. I am 77, and remember Linda as a very pretty little girl. If you want Brookhart family info, Aunt Grace's sister Florence Brookhart Reid did a family tree, which I could forward. Contact me at I know Linda's father took over the lumber yard in Galena from his father. Did Jack Robeson run a lumber yard in Carl ...Junction.Read more
Aug 15, 2019
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Terry and Sandy Hays
Aug 13, 2019
Mark, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. We wish we could have had the chance to meet her.
Aug 13, 2019
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