Omegene Powell, 93, died October 25, 2019. She graduated from Daviess County High School in 1944 and Western Kentucky Teachers College in 1950. Omegene taught at Sorgho and Bloomfield before settling in Webster County where she and Thurman, her husband for 48 years, raised their family.
She was grade school librarian 1966-1981 in Webster County and later President of the Library Board. After moving back to Daviess County, Omegene was active with her church leading the senior ministry with the Never Too Old Club, visiting and sending cards to shut-ins for over 20 years.
She was born on January 31, 1926 to the late Josh and Myrtle Harris Powers in Ensor, in Daviess County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Thurman Newell Powell on June 29, 1994 and by 9 of her siblings; Ozetta (Ken) Huff, Odessa (Bill) Lane, Harry Powers, Marjorie (Bob) Fenwick, Tommy (Edna Mae) Powers, Hazel Powers, Nancy (Jerry) Caplinn, Walter (Mae) Powers and infant James Edward Powers. She is survived by 4 sisters, Jane (Don) Byrne, Bertha (Wendell) Ralph, Evelyn (David) Marquis, Betty (Charles) McGrew and a brother, Jerry Powers.
She is survived by 4 children, Jean Powell of Harrisburg IL, William Lee (Wende) Powell of Clemmons NC, Edward Donald Powell of Owensboro KY, and Carolyn Brantley (Joseph)
Williams of Bowling Green KY. She has 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 31 from 11 am-1pm at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Graveside service will be 3pm Thursday, October 31 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Dixon, Ky. A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m. with a gathering from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Sunrise Children's Services, 300 Hope Street, PO Box 1429, Mt. Washington, KY 40047. Please write In Memory of Omegene Powell on memo line.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com.