POWERS, SUSANNE ILEEN
Susanne Ileen Powers, age 84, of Mission, Texas, entered eternal bliss on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in McAllen, Texas. She was born February 16, 1927 in Appleton, the daughter of Luther and Lulu (Stowe) Powers. She earned a B.A. degree at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. She went on to earn a M.R.E. degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago and a M.Sc. in guidance and counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Sue's missionary career was spent at the Mission Grade School and Mission Girls' High School in Balasore, Orissa. She served on the Board of the Christian Medical Hospital and College in Vellore, and as mission correspondent. Her work also included the translation of Theological Education by Extension and Vacation Bible School training materials into Bengali. Sue also taught English to students who needed tutoring, English grammar to grade 11 and 12 and Bible to all of the Christian girls in the high school. She was a gifted teacher and missionary for over 40 years in India. She served the Lord with all her heart and found every opportunity to share the word of God with those around her. Mission resident, she enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors, taking walks with her cocker spaniel, and studying her scriptures.
Susanne is survived by her adopted daughter Dorcas Das (Bihti) and grandchildren Shirley, Sharon, Susanne, and Mark. She is also survived by her elder brother Carlton Joseph Powers and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A chapel committal service for Susanne will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N. Richmond Street in Appleton.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior St.