Alma E. Powell
Alma E. Powell
  • January 6, 1933 - March 21, 2017
  • Oneonta, New York

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Alma E. Powell, 84, of Oneonta, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at AO Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

Alma was born on January 6, 1933 in Oneonta, the daughter of Claude T. and Pearl (Stanton) Irish.

Alma was employed for 10 years as an Account Clerk for NYSEG in Oneonta. She later owned and operated two bed and breakfasts in the Pulaski area.

A devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she gave of herself greatly to her family. Her reserved, quiet personality developed into a feisty spirit in her later years. Alma loved to travel, especially to the beach. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the NY Yankees and the Syracuse Orangemen.

Alma is survived by 3 children, Deborah and Arthur Murphy of Oneonta, James E. Jr. and Frances Kane of Ballston Spa, and Christopher and Dana Powell of Eatonton, GA; 7 grandchildren, Carrielynn Grace, Joseph Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Jamie-Lynn Kane, James Franks, Logan Franks, and Anthony Franks; and 6 great grandchildren, Troy Frank, Maisy Franks, Devin Grace, Kayden Grace, Shane Magner, and Chase Murphy.

She was predeceased by an infant brother.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, with Rev. Stephen Fournier, officiating.

Contributions in Alma's memory are asked to be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home of Oneonta.