Edith S. Powers, 94

OSWEGO, NY – “The Gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Edith S. Powers, 94, passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015, at St. Luke Health Services.

A lifelong resident of Oswego, Mrs. Powers was the daughter of Charles and Hazel (Greenwood) Sharkey and  had attended local schools and was a graduate of Oswego High School.

Edith worked together with her husband for many years in their business, which distributed the Syracuse newspaper.

In her free time, Edith was an individual who liked to give back to others.

She volunteered extensively with RSVP Girl, Meals on Wheels, Church Women United and could often be found at the United Baptist Church of Scriba, where she attended her entire life.

Mrs. Powers was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her two daughters, Nancy Powers of Oswego and Faye (Scott) Colella of Alabama; three sons, Herbert Powers Jr. of South Carolina, Theodore (Patti) Powers of Oswego and Timothy (Teresa) Powers of South Carolina; a sister, Ella Cooper of Oswego; two brothers Charles and Earl Sharkey, both of Oswego; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert D. Powers Sr., in 1979; a daughter, Suzanne Hurst; and siblings Marshall, George, Lloyd, Harold, Robert and Glen Sharkey.

A memorial service will be held on December 6 at 2 p.m. at the United Baptist Church of Scriba, 5111 State Route 104.

There are no calling hours

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the United Baptist Church of Scriba, 5111 State Route 104, Oswego N.Y. 13126.

The family would like to express its gratitude to the fifth floor staff at St. Luke’s for their exceptional care and kindness given to Mrs. Powers.

Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.

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