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Michael R. Powers, 55, died December 15, 2007. A memorial gathering will be held 5-7 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Michael was born July 27, 1952 at Larson Air Force Base, WA. He was known for his accomplished skills in cement finishing. Michael graduated in 1970 from Van Horn HS and was an outstanding athlete while in school. He spent parts of his adult life in Florida. Michael loved Harley Davidson motorcycles, his dogs and the outdoors. Survivors include: parents, Jimmie & Viola “Billie” Powers, Independence, MO; sister & brother in law, Vicki & Joseph Cusumano, Independence, MO; beloved nieces, Mollie Marie & Joette Lee Cusumano; aunts, Nadine Franke, Genet Dixon; aunt & uncle, Betty & Bob Fisher; many cousins, and former wife, Cheryl Powers. The family would like to thank special friends; Anthony & Marianne Cusumano, Ernie Rice, Janine Ball, Rick & sons, and Keith Roberts. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)