Shirley's Story

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Shirley Adell Powley passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Briody Health Care Facility. Born in Jeddo, NY, on October 8, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Adell (Robert) Breitsman.
Shirley worked as a beautician and hair dresser for 50 years and retired after running her own shop for 25 years. She was very active in her Seventh Day Adventist church in Lockport where she was Secretary, Treasurer, organist and played piano, lead the special music and taught the Sabbath School class for over 40 years.
She stayed in contact with many of her Union Springs Academy alumni and went to Camp Meeting every year. Elroy and Shirley were members of the Olcott Yacht Club for 43 years, and along with the family, became avid sailors, and spending many summers in Olcott. She volunteered and delivered Meals On Wheels for over 40 years in Lockport. Tuesday Night Ladies league Horseshoes at Outwaterpark led her to attend the World Horseshoe Pitching Championships several times.
Her hobbies included ceramics, camping, quilting as a member of the Lockport Quilting Guild; she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Shirley was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Elroy 'Red' Powley, married 65 years; their children, Kent (Cathy) Powley, Reginald Powley, Shellie (Daniel) Hanley, and Brent Powley; grandmother of Paige Phillips, Justin Powley, Ryan Hanley and Jillian Hanley; and great-grandmother of six; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Shirley is predeceased by her sister, Lorraine (late Les) Seefeldt.
Friends may call on Sunday, January 14th, from 1-4 PM in Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport, followed immediately by a funeral service at 4 PM. Interment will be in West Ridgeway Cemetery at a later date.
Online condolences at pruddenandkandt.com.
Published on January 11, 2018
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