Stella Grace Powley, six weeks and one day old, of Deer Creek, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Children’s Hospital in Peoria. Stella was born April 18, 2019 in Peoria to Evelyn Babin and Joel Powley. 

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Ken Babin, and uncle, Jon Babin.

Surviving are her parents, Evelyn and Joel of Deer Creek; sisters, Hazel Mae and Rose Harper Powley, both at home; maternal grandparents, Kevin Babin of Oshkosh, WI and Jenny Wright of East Peoria; paternal grandparents, Mark (Nicki) Powley of Deer Creek and Susan Powley of Morton; maternal great-grandparents, Jackie Babin of Morton, Sharlene and Al Billiet of Colona, IL and Gale and Kim Little of Alexis, IL; paternal great grandparents, Joe and Linda Powley of Havana, and Lydia Schoenbein of Morton; and several aunts and uncles.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Pastor Tommy Briggs officiating.  Burial was in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital 530 N.E. Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637. To send an online condolence to the family, visit