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Catherine A. Powell, 81

December 07, 2008

Catherine A. Powell, 81



SEPT. 26, 1927-DEC. 5, 2008

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -Catherine A. "Kitty" Powell, 81, of Shenandoah Health Village Center and formerly of Cumberland, Md., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.

Born Sept. 26, 1927, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Martin Dennis Brown and Harriett Eudora Apple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Hess.

She was a seamstress for the Cumberland Blouse Factory.

She is survived by four daughters, Jacqueline Booth of Falls Church, Va., Verleen Liner and Joyce Fritz, both of Hancock, and Charlene Bell of Manassas, Va.; three sons, Bernard B. Powell of Harpers Ferry, with whom she lived, Melvin D. Powell of Needmore, Pa. and Henry K. Powell of Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Eunice E. McElfish and Norma Jean Brown, both of Florida; one brother, James D. Brown of Hyndman, Pa.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara A. Stevens.

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It was her request to be cremated.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Cumberland.

There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244; or to a local charity to help find a cure for osteoporosis.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town.

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