November 15, 1931 ~ March 30, 2020

Born in: Vandetta, Kentucky
Resided in: Owensboro, Kentucky

Mary C. Powers, 88, of Owensboro walked through the gates of Heaven and entered into the arms of Jesus on Monday, March 30. She was born in Vandetta, KY on November 15, 1931 to the late Howard Clark and Bessie Pinkston Clark. Mary worked for GE and MPD as a primary plannar tube operator for 43 years, and after her retirement went to work for Sears as a door greeter for 4 years and Walmart for 2 years. She was a member of Bethel Outreach Ministry in Livermore, KY and attended Church Alive in Owensboro where her family pastored. In Mary’s younger life she was an avid bowler, and played on several bowling league teams and won many trophies over the years. Mary loved singing and playing piano, she also was a talented water skier, and enjoyed high diving. Most of all Mary loved her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great-grandbaby.

Along with her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Powers who passed away on August 6, 1999; 2 sisters, Louise (D.H. “Toots”) Waltrip, and Margaret (Bill) Fischer; 2 brothers, Hugh Clark, and Weldon Clark; and 1 grandchild, Dana Leigh Rickard.

Mary is survived by her children, Mike (Shirley) Powers, Lisa (John) Rickard, and Kevin (Patsy) Powers; 3 grandchildren, Greg Powers, Chad Rickard, and Tory (Rachel) Rickard; 5 great-grandchildren, Breana Powers, Brandon Powers, Gabby Rickard, Silas Rickard, and Amilia Rickard; 1 great-great-grandchild, Blakeleigh Obryan; and many close nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be Friday, April 3, 2020 at Rosehill Cemetery. Private visitation for the family will be held.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Powers. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary C. Powers and sign her virtual guest book by going to


Graveside Service:

Rosehill Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

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  1. Mary was such a wonderful, loving lady, always ready to share her smile. She was a fantastic roommate to my sister, Jackie. They both loved and cared for each other… one watching out for the other. I know she loved her family very much but was ready for this journey. May she rest in peace. My sympathy to you all….

  2. I worked at fern terrace and was honored to get the privilege to know Mrs. Mary as I called her. She was a sweet, loving, caring woman who will forever hold a special place in my heart. I love you Mrs. Mary.

  3. Always a smile everytime I saw her. Such a sweet soul. Rest in Peace! Prayers for the family!

  4. She always had a sweet smile everytime I saw her. Such a sweet soul. Rest in peace! Prayers for the family!

  5. Mary was a kind, dear roommate to my sister, Jackie. Both enjoyed helping one another with fashion attire, reminding of appointments and time to eat. There was comfort in just hearing them laugh and cut up with each other. Sympathy to family. We’ll miss you, Mary. May you rest in God’s holy peace.

  6. Lisa,
    I’m so very sorry for loss!! Wish I could be there to give you a hug. You and your family are in my prayers. You know you are family to me, you are part of the Dickens family and have always been there for us in loss hate can’t be there for you!!
    Love ya girl,
    Tammy Smith Brown

  7. Mary will be missed. I had the honor to bw one of the girls to care for her. She will forever be a part of Fern Terrace. I remember when i would go to her room to clean or give meds, i would always make her and her roommate laugh. It made my day. Rest in heaven. Mrs. Mary.

  8. Mary was a lady who I loved dearly a great mother in law she all way’s put everyone else first specially her kids she was a very special person love always Patsy .

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