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Martha J. Powers


Martha (Marti) J. Powers, 95 years old of Columbus, Ohio, died June 26, 2021 at First Community Village Healthcare Center following an acute stroke. On October 17, 1925, she was born in Newark, Ohio, daughter of the late David and Helen Jones. On July 21, 1953, she married Alex R. Powers in Granville, Ohio. Together, they brought 4 beautiful and loving children into the world. Survived by daughter Alexis Downing (Michael), son David Powers, son Lyn Powers (Sara) and daughter Lisa Crane (Steve). 3 grandchildren, Brandon Powers, Kelsey Powers and Stefanie Powers. 1 great grandson, Alex. Marti first met Alex as she lived a floor above his dental practice. Marti worked for over 30 years at the Xerox Corporation. She had many clients, two of which were the American Education Publication and Highlights For Children. Marti was a member of the Delta Gamma Foundation at The Ohio State University, she volunteered as a “pink lady” at Mount Carmel East Hospital, and other healthcare facilities. She was also involved with the ASPCA and World Wildlife Foundation. She also volunteered for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Born in Newark, Ohio, she had resided in Canton and Kenton, Ohio. She was a cultural exchange student to Mexico and lived in Mexico City during her Ohio State University college days. Marti loved traveling abroad and here at home in the United States. She took her 4 children on a trip out west after the death of her husband, along with trips to Hawai’i and Bermuda. She also took her family to Europe on 4 separate occasions. She loved reading books, working crossword puzzles, cooking, picnics, holiday and birthday parties and loved family gathers for OSU football games. Aside from marrying her husband and graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts at The Ohio State University, she was most proud of the 4 wonderful and intelligent children she raised. Marti was a very intelligent and strong-willed person, having raised her 4 children following the death of her husband. She remained strong for her children, having watched them all grow up, graduate from college and get married. Marti was very giving of herself and she had a very keen sense of humor. The Powers family would like to thank the staff from NCR Hospice / First Community Village for the very attentive comfort and care provided to their mother during her days there. The First Community Village nursing assistants gave her very special attention and care. A special thank you to FCV Pastor Murphy and chaplain Sonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, World Wildlife Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society in her name.

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  • Charlene Lemble says:

    I send my most sincere condolences to Marti’s family. I loved this beautiful soul. We had many good times together when we lived side by side at the Condo’s; but continued to keep in touch with her after I moved from that area to Dublin,OH then to Hilliard,OH.
    She is so missed. May she be forever at peace and blessed in her new home in heaven.

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