Mary Powell

June 16, 1927 - April 2, 2024
Mary  Powell

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Mary Louise Powell, 96, of Williamsburg, Va. passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. She was born to Maximillian and Magdalena Graft in Madeira, Ohio.

Mary enjoyed a rich and fulfilling life, finding joy in various activities such as playing Bridge, cooking, and tending to her garden. She also loved being creative through painting and singing. Her love for her family was evident in every interaction, and she had a soft spot for her furry companions, both dogs and cats. She enjoyed fostering kittens for PAWS and provided them with much needed nurturing. Mary faithfully attended Lutheran and United Methodist church throughout her life.

She played golf well into her 80s, showcasing her passion and dedication to the sport. She was an independent woman who loved to be social. She held an open house every Christmas for the community, spreading holiday cheer. Her deep affection for her hometown of Madeira, Ohio, was unwavering. She would visit as often as she could and continued to be a part of the community by attending homecoming and other community events. She was a cheerleader in high school and never lost her school spirit. Mary will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Powell; her son, Randall Powell; sister, Maxine Butler; and brother, Chuck Graft.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert Powell (Linda) and Richard Powell (Claudia); grandchildren, Rachelle, Megan, Catherine, Benjamin, Chris, Julie, and Kari; great grandchildren, David, Andrew, Haley, Addison, Jacob, Ryan, Daniel, Nathan, Natalie, Lucas, Samantha, and Jake; and sister, Martha Homer; and numerous other family members and friends.


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