Betty Jean Powers, 69

Betty Jean Powers, 69, of Sandusky, Ohio died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 in University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. She was born June 2, 1944 in Wauseon, Ohio to the late Frederick E. and Esther (Marksch) Barnes. She married James R. Powers on June 30, 1962 and he survives. Betty was a graduate of Sandusky School of Nursing and was a LPN, employed by Good Samaritan Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Ohio and Zion Lutheran Church, Huron, Ohio. Betty was also a member of the Wauseon American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors: Husband, James R. Powers, Huron, Ohio. Son, John F. (Kathleen) Powers, North Olmsted, Ohio. Daughter, Sherry Moser, Berlin Heights, Ohio. Grandchildren, Kaley, Kimberly, Dena, Lauren, Amanda. Brothers, Carl Barnes, Jacksonville, Florida, Ron May, Lake George, Indiana, Sister, Joyce Summers, Wauseon, Ohio. Numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Marion Skinner and brother, Roger Barnes.

Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Monday September 9, 2013 in Trinity Lutheran Church, S. Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, Ohio. Fellowship luncheon will follow the memorial service in the church.

Memorial service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Zion Lutheran Church, Main Street, Huron, Ohio. Fellowship luncheon will follow the memorial service in the church.

Interment will be at a later date in Wauseon Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Online condolences at

Arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio.

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