|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1909|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1981|
Kenneth V. Powers dies; retired businessman was 72
Kenneth Van Ness Powers, 72, of 30 Glenhurst, died Saturday at Allen Hospital of a massive heart attack. With Gordon Dawley, he had owned and operated Powers & Dawley men's clothing store from 1937 until he sold to John Cochrane in 1969.
Mr. Powers had been in and out of hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, since late May. He was admitted to Allen again last Thursday.
Services were held yesterday morning at Sacred Heart Church, of which he was a member, with Rev. Robert Bonnell officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.
Mr. Powers was interested in civic affairs – he was very active in one of the many attempts to keep a Chamber of Commerce going in Oberlin – and was particularly interested in sports.
He was an all-around athlete in his high school days [OHS class of 1928] and was a member of the state championship OHS basketball team in 1926. He also sponsored sports teams and was a basketball official. He had sold sporting goods for Lowell and Campbell of Cleveland and Athletic Supply Co. of Columbus.
Surviving Mr. Powers are his wife, the former Pearl Justin; two sons, Guy of Charleston, South Carolina and Michael of Elyria; one daughter, Kathy (Mrs. John) Sobieski of Pittsfield; one sister, Mrs. Charlotte McCarthy of Elyria; and nine grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial contributions, if desired, be made to the Lorain County Heart Fund or Cancer Society.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Thursday, July 30, 1981, p. 2.
George "Van Ness" Powers (1870 - 1929)
Mary Jane "Jennie" Heacock Powers (1872 - 1941)
Pearl Emma Justin Powers (1910 - 1990)
Mabel Powers (1897 - 1900)*
George Alonso Powers (1899 - 1970)*
Frank T. Powers (1904 - 1948)*
Kenneth Van Ness Powers (1909 - 1981)
Saint Mary Cemetery
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