Virginia Z. Powers, 49

October 23, 2009

NOV. 1, 1959-OCT. 21, 2009

Ms. Virginia Z. Powers, 49, of 11901 Indian Lane in Hagerstown, Md., was pronounced dead Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at 3:20 p.m. at her home.

Born Nov. 1, 1959, in Heidelberg, Germany, she was the daughter of Traute Ellen (Schenzel) Hess and the late Bonifacio S. Zamora.

She lived her early life in Germany, Alabama and Georgia.

Ms. Powers graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, with the class of 1977. She then attended Hagerstown Junior College for two years and later received her bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland in 1982.


Virginia served with the Hagerstown Police Department as an officer for several years, then served as a court commissioner with the Hagerstown District Courts. She then worked as an investigator for the State Attorney's Office and last was employed as an investigator by the Physicians Ethical Board for the State of Maryland.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waynesboro, Pa.

Virginia enjoyed reading, spending time with her daughter in her activities and traveling.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Karlina N. Powers of Hagerstown; her stepfather, Robert L. "Bobby" Hess of Mont Alto, Pa.; and her stepsister, Laura Kline of Fayetteville, Pa.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dennis E. Beaver officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to John Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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