Betty L. Powers, 1929-2013

WARREN – Betty L. Powers, 83, entered into rest Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Betty was born April 28, 1929, in Warren, the daughter of Andrew and Blanche Pearle.

She was an honors graduate of the January 1947 class of Warren G. Harding and went on to Trumbull Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1950. She would work for several years in Labor & Delivery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Betty married Richard Powers of Niles on May 24, 1952. They were married 52 years when he preceded her in death on July 20, 2004. Betty enjoyed tending to her home and flower gardens and never missed a Penguins hockey or Pittsburgh Pirates game. She was accomplished at fine needle work and creating many historically accurate reproduction samplers, some of which took years to complete.

She is survived by a daughter, Claudia (Tom) Clark of Sharpsville, Pa.; a son, David Powers of Warren; and a granddaughter, Kathleen Hofmeister.

Besides her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine, in 2008; a sister, Margaret Latimer; and a brother, Louis Pearle.

The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by MVI Hospice and Autumn Hills Care Center and especially the exceptional care provided by June, her hospice nurse.

Private arrangements are being entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, 962 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, 330-394-6200. Dedicated to serving your loved ones.

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