Marilyn Powell

Marilyn Johnson Powell

Sunday, December 16th, 1928 - Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Marilyn (Whitson) Johnson Powell, 91, of Apalachin, NY passed away peacefully Monday, November 16 at home. She was born in Syracuse to James and Dora Rudd Whitson and lived in Onondaga County until her retirement from Van Duyn Hospital. After retiring she moved to Owego where she volunteered for several years at A New Hope Center. For her work there she received an award for outstanding community service. Even after she 'retired' from A New Hope she continued to support the office with weekly supplies of candy! She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and an avid reader with a sharp mind even in her nineties.
She is survived by her daughter Christine of Apalachin, three sons: Richard (Patricia) of Cumming, Georgia, David (Patricia) of Tucker, Georgia, and Darryl of Minneapolis, Minnesota; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many cherished nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by husbands Richard Johnson in 1973 and Vernon Powell in 1999 and siblings, Audrey Riggall, Leila Austin, Norman Whitson, Joyce DeGagne, Eloise Curtis, Beatrice Nebbia, Penelope Graham, Ronald and James Whitson.
Calling hours will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday November 22 at Plis Funeral Home, 33 North St., Marcellus. Face coverings will be required, social distancing and building capacity will be observed. A private funeral will be Monday with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Warners.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to A New Hope Center and Broome-Tioga Special Olympics.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Plis Funeral Home, Inc Marcellus
    33 North Street
    Marcellus, New York 13108
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  • Interment

    Monday, November 23rd, 2020 |
    Monday, November 23rd, 2020
    Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
    2932 Warners Road
    Warners, New York 13164
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Vickie Starkweather

Posted at 05:23pm
She was a lovely lady with a warm heart and beautiful smile that is sure to be missed. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers, Philip and Vickie Starkweather

Melissa Smith

Posted at 09:49am
I wish I had seen more of you these last years. Your sweet smile graces my bookshelf next to Audrey. You are and always will be a ray of sunshine in my and so many other's memories.
Much love and hugs,
Melissa Smith


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