Edith Ann Powers

Edith Ann Powers, 84, of Kansas City, KS passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Bonner Springs Nursing Home.


Edie was born December 8, 1935 to the late Ira and Alice Haxton in Sabetha, KS.  After high school, Edie earned a bachelor’s of education from Emporia State University in 1957.  Edie worked for over 25 years as an Executive Secretary with Skateland Company.  She retired in 2000.  She was an member of Open Door Baptist Church for over 30 years.  Edie enjoyed being active in women’s ministry and was a proud member of the church’s Sonshiner Senior Group.  She loved to spread her faith by leading bible study classes for over 25 years. 


Edie is preceded in death by her husband Eugene, two sons, Mark Orr and Tony Orr.  She is survived by her children, Danny Orr and wife Emma; Kevin Orr; Kelly Carter and husband Ed; Bert Powers; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. 


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, September 25 at Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109.  A celebration of Edie’s life will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. 

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Open Door Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, KS 66109

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8 Comments on “Edith Ann Powers”

  1. Kent Says:

    I called her Granny, she & I did a skit for a Church function that I will never forget how much fun we had. She was Granny and I was the visitor and she set me straight! Edie was the best, I will miss her.

  2. Bert Powers Says:

    Goodbye Mom and thank you for being an important part of my life. Thank you for being a great Wife to my Father for so many years. Gone but not forgotten.

  3. David Chris Aeschliman Says:

    Going to miss my Aunt Edie. Will never forget how much fun she was when I was growing up. Godspeed healing to the family and prayers for great memories and peace.

  4. Kelly Newport Says:

    Oh what a beautiful angel heaven received. Always the encourager, had words of wisdom, strength and comfort. So blessed to have known her and I know that she is already at work in heaven loving on people. You will be.missed our sweet Edie..

  5. Stephanie Says:

    I’m a friend of Kelly’s and have heard many wonderful stories of what a Godly woman Edie was! I know she will be missed by all. Praying God’s peace for all who knew her during this time.

  6. Susan D Hiatt Says:

    All who had the privilege of knowing you have been blessed. I have such fond memories of you and loved it when you came to visit us. You have been such a wonderful example of a woman of faith and I know you left that legacy to your daughter. I will miss you but I know you are with our Lord and one day we will all be reunited. Love you.

  7. Will C., II Says:

    With deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, Dan. Her voice will echo in memories you hold, her smile will warm you through stories retold: Her love will touch you in spirit each day, Her life will be treasured in beautiful ways. For this is what the Lord says… “As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” ISAIAH 66:12,13

    Praying you and your family are comforted by memories and held close in God’s love as you grieve. HE will give each of you strength to get through the difficult days that lies ahead.

  8. Jean Neely Says:

    Early this morning, I heard on Fox News on 7.10 am radio, ‘Today, we honor Your Honor.’ The top story went on to explain what we have been hearing daily this week, that Ruth Bader Ginsburg served as a justice on the Supreme Court 27 years until she died last Saturday. Her funeral ceremony is today.

    Immediately after hearing that news, I thought of another funeral ceremony being held in our local community today.
    Edith Ann Powers, women’s ministry Bible teacher for over 25 years, worship service invitation Biblical counselor, very active servant in other ministries of the great Open Door Baptist Church, until her health visibly failed last year, also passed away last Saturday. Her funeral ceremony is also today, Friday, September 25, 2020.

    I believe God has orchestrated these events that we might be blessed to see the difference between two dedicated women’s lives.

    On the one hand, RBG was devoted to continually working to impact the future issues for the liberal left like women’s right to have an abortion. On the other hand, Edie was like a Christian soldier serving on the front line in battle against Satan and for the cause of Christ. Edie’s beautiful daughter, Kelly Carter, has led the church’s pro-life ministry for many years. Many unaborted babies can impact the future of our country.

    I was one of the ladies who enjoyed Edie’s faithful Bible teaching even as her health visibly declined. She, as President Trump commented about RBG, is an amazing woman. She is an inspiration to us all of living our lives as long as possible for an eternal reward, not for ‘wood, hay, or stubble” works which will burn up, according to the Bible.

    I remember she and Kelly were dressed so cute at a ladies Christmas party several years ago at ODBC. They won a prize amongst about 60 women, for their best decorated Christmas outfits. Nice to have a mom who takes care of herself, lives to be elderly, and still looks fit, attractive, and stylish.

    If Heaven has a newspaper, surely her celebration ceremony is on the front page today. To God be the glory as today we honor a servant of the Most High God.

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