Jean Powers, 87

Jean Powers, 87, of Saugatuck, passed away, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
Jean was born in Forest City, N.C., to John and Pearl (Tomblin) Allen.  
Jean left her hometown to spend her younger years modeling in New York before moving to Saugatuck and marrying Jack Powers.
Jean worked at the Tara, Butler, and was a realtor with Century 21 in Saugatuck until her retirement in 1986.
Her favorite pastime was bowling where she and fellow league members won several trophies. She loved to sing along to well-known church hymns while spending her last few years at Resthaven. May she join her husband Jack and other loved ones in Heaven.   God rest her soul.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1985; her brothers, Vernon and James; and a sister Virginia.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan (John) Balks, Carol (Len) Zeppo and Linda (Randy) Connor; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sisters and brother, Wanda Holland, Elva Dean (Toody) Padget, and Joe Allen.  
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. l6, at 2 p.m., at Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd St., with the Rev. Leigh Van Kempen officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Saugatuck.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center.
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