Mary Patricia Powell

Mary Patricia
Polcyn Powell
(most knew her as 'Pattie') entered eternal life on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Her spirit is carried on by her three children, six grand and great-grandchildren, three surviving siblings, and an extended family of relatives and friends from every walk of life. Because Pattie made contact time after time, we were all blessed to learn many valuable lessons throughout her 65 years. Pattie always had a door open to welcome anyone in need, she greeted strangers with a smile and hello because she taught us that you never know who might need a smile. She was always so ready to listen with patience and tenderness to those who sought her out. Those who have taken her lessons to heart will continue to ensure that her spirit lives on.
Pattie was preceded in death by her mother, Ada M. Miller; sister, Suzette Y. Powell; brother, Robin Scott Miller; and infant daughter, Dorthea Powell. She is survived by her children, Eric D. (Debra) Powell and Melissa M. Ritchie of Louisville, Brett M. (Mary Ann) Powell of Massillon, and niece, Emily E.S. Powell of Lakewood. Also her sisters, Sherry Polcyn Moore of Madison, Ind., Cassandra Pauley Dixon of Palm Coast, Fla. and brother, David H. Polcyn of Medina.
Services will be held Sunday, March 9 at 5 p.m. at New Vision United Church of Christ, 3129 Market Ave N., Canton, OH 44714. A Celebration of Life gathering will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Community Hospice (www.myhospice.org). Arrangements pending at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Services.


Published in The Repository on Mar. 7, 2014