Homegoing services for Antoinette Marie Powers, 92, of Willoughby will be 12 Noon Friday, April 25 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., in Concord Township.
Mrs. Powers (Anne) Died April 17, 2014, at Breckenridge Village in Willoughby
Anne was born May 29, 1922, in Lakewood. The family moved to Painesville in 1925 with her father's Optometry practice (Dr. John J. Wey).
She spent her high school years as a boarding student at Villa Maria in Pa., which was operate by the Sisters of Humility of Mary. She attended Ursuline College and majored in Home Economics.
About this time she began dating Francis Powers. The romance continued throughout the three years Francis served in the Army during World War II. During this time period she worked as a receptionist for a group of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. Anne and Francis were married in 1946.
When Anne was in her early 40's, she taught 3rd grade at St. Mary Elementary School in Painesville and then the newly formed St. Gabriel Grade School in Concord Township. She will be remembered most as a homemaker and for the love and care that she gave her family.
Water Color painting became a passion of hers after teaching. She was also an avid Scrabble player who did not like to lose!
Survivors are her sons,
Francis Jr. (Diane) of Painesville, James (Mary) of San Jose, Calif. and David (Sue) of Austinburg; daughters,
Rosemary (Mike) Lann of Willoughby, Jane Anne (Stewart) Rantz of Worthington and Christine (Jim) Long of Melbourne, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren also survive; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Anne was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. John and Genevieve (Wirtz) Wey; and brothers, Dr. Joseph A. Wey, O.D. and Dr. James J. Wey, Professor of English.
Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Ave., Painesville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the City Mission, 5310 Carnegie Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103.
Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Homes
667 Mentor Ave. Painesville, OH 44077
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2014