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Jean K. Powers

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NORTH BENNINGTON -- Jean K. Powers, 83, a resident of North Bennington, died on Tuesday morning, July 10, 2007, at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness.

She was born in Bennington on Feb. 6, 1924, and was the daughter of the late Tracy E. Kenyon Sr. and the former Frances Gordon.

She received her education in North Bennington and graduated from North Bennington High School.

After graduating from high school, she attended the Mildred Elly Business School in Albany, N.Y.

She married Mr. Leonard Powers in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on June 26, 1948. Mr. Powers predeceased her on Sept. 25, 1972. In earlier years, Mrs. Powers was employed at the former First National Bank in North Bennington for nine years. Later she was employed at Cushman Manufacturing Company in North Bennington for 24 years.

At the time of her retirement, Mrs. Powers was employed at Chem-Fab Company in North Bennington.

Jean was a lifelong member of the North Bennington Baptist Church and a very active member of the church.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Kenyon of Bennington and Sara Kenyon of North Bennington; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and great-great nieces and great- great nephews. Jean is predeceased by her four brothers and one sister-in-law, Gordon and Marjorie Kenyon, Tracy E. Kenyon Jr., David Kenyon and Francis R. Kenyon

Funeral services will take place at the North Bennington Baptist Church on Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Jinno, pastor officiating.

Burial will take place privately in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery in Shaftsbury

At Mrs. Powers’ request there will be no calling hours.

Contributions may be made to the Kurn Hattin Home or the Second Chance Animal Shelter, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 11, 2007
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