Pauline G. Powers

Pauline G. Powers

Pauline passed away Friday, February 19, 2016 in Florida.

She was born January 30, 1936 in Allegan the daughter of Guy and Erma (Morris) Foote. Pauline was a lifelong resident of the area and for many years had worked at Parker Hannifin. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, bowling on area leagues, playing cards especially mahjong, taking care of her many flower gardens, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On October 7, 1955 at the Otsego Church of God she married Ronald Powers who survives. They spent 60 wonderful years together and after Pauline’s retirement they enjoyed spending the winters in Florida.

Also surviving are their children, Ron (Patty) Powers, Rick (Cheryl) Powers, Robin (Greg) Smith and Rhonda (Joe) Lesman; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Dale (Sharon) Foote and Geraldine “Jeri” Hartwell and sisters –in-law, Linda Noyes, Joyce Foote and Sharon Fitzpatrick along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother and father-in-law; siblings, infant brother, Carl, Leroy Foote, Jack Foote and Betty (Jim) Lutes and brothers-in-law, Chuck Powers and Archie Fitzpatrick.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego Township with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. 

Contributions in memory of Pauline may be made to the American Heart Association.

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  1. Dave and Joanne Foote says:

    Uncle Ron and family, we are so sorry to hear of aunt Pauline’s passing. May you be filled with Gods peace and comfort during this time of grief. We love you all.

  2. Beverly Holmes says:

    I’m sorry to read about the loss of Pauline. Mine is a voice from the ancient past, when my family lived on my great uncle’s property (Bill and Ruby Evink) near Pauline’s folks house back in the ’50’s. I used to walk down the road past Pauline’s place, to the Foote farm and “play” with Jeri, even though she was older than me. I had my first turtle soup at the Foote home, and I still remember how impressed I was when Jeri had her hair cut in a “DA”! So daring 🙂 My mom stayed in the area up until four years ago, so I was always updated on the comings and goings of many Otsego people. My late husband and I spent summers at Schnable Lake after I retired in 2008, so we would drive around all the places from my childhood to see how everything changed . Mom is with me now in Florida.

  3. Diana and Mike Blondell says:

    Uncle Ron and extended family,
    Sorry for your loss of Aunt Pauline. She will be greatly missed. May God give you strength to carry on. Praying for you all.

  4. Sharon powers fitzpatrick says:

    So sad. From the “other” sister-in-law.

  5. Sharon powers fitzpatrick says:

    So sad. From the “other” sister-in-law.
    Will miss all the birthday wishs backand forth.

  6. Beth (Evink) Ronfeldt says:

    So sorry for your loss. I’m thinking about you during this difficult time.

  7. Doris Evink says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss! she was a great neighbor when I lived net door to her on 19th street

  8. Betsy Lutes says:

    Uncle Ron and family
    So sorry for your loss she will be missed dearly by all.

  9. Yvonne Slater says:

    So sorry Ron. I just noticed this. I worked and bowled with Pauline. . Sure had a good time together. I really liked her. She was a great person.

  10. Vicky L DeHaan says:

    Uncle Ron and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Pauline. Our families shared many wonderful times together camping, snowmobiling, etc. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to you and Ron, Rick, Robin, Rhonda and their families.

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