My Powers Family Album

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Gloria Jean Powers her aunt Verna Violet Powers

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The passing of Aunt Verna Violet Powers

3/19/2011; I got a call today from my sister Pam that Aunt Verna was found today on the floor by Uncle Earl after she had fallen, She was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, Monongalia Co. WVa. and they found she had a stroke from blood clot in the brain. At the time she was found Uncle Earl got cut trying to help her up and had to have stitches.
Verna Violet Karickhoff, age 80, of Volga, WV died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.  She was born March 21, 1931 in Elkins, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas Benton Powers and Martha Jane Privett.  On November 19, 1960 she married Earl Dayton Karickhoff who survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Earl Wayne Karickhoff and wife Cindy of Volga and Kenneth Mark Karickhoff and wife Sherri of Volga; one grandson, Kenneth Cole Karickhoff of Volga; one granddaughter, Karson Grace Karickhoff of Volga; one brother, Virgil Powers and wife Eula of Flemington, WV; several nieces and nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Kisner and Ava Tolbert and three brothers, Jack, George and Benton Glenn Powers.  Mrs. Karickhoff was a homemaker and a Christian by faith.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved spending time with her family, especially loved her grandchildren with all of her heart.  She had a wonderful life and leaves us with a lifetime of memories.  She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.  Friends will be received Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held 2 PM Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Streets officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Hodgesville, WV.

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The passing of Uncle Earl Dayton Karickhoff 

12 19 2012; I got an e-mail from my sister that said, I need to tell you that mom called this morning to let me know that Uncle Earl passed away this morning in his sleep. The viewing is going to be Thursday night and the funeral will be Friday. Mom was pretty tore up this morning when she called me. Today was Grandpa Karickhoff's birthday.

Hope you're doing good... Love you, Pam 
Earl Dayton Karickhoff, age 89, of Volga, WV, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his home. He was born December 4, 1923 in Volga, a son of the late Warrick and Maggie Lantz Karickhoff. On November 19, 1960 he married Verna Violet Powers who preceded him in death on March 25, 2011. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Audrey Kincaid, Roxie Simons, Virginia Keller, Elsie Crider and Snowdear Ward. He is survived two sons, Earl Wayne Karickhoff and wife Cindy and Kenneth mark Karickhoff and wife Sherri all of Volga; one grandson, Kenneth Cole Karickhoff of Volga; one granddaughter, Karson Grace Karickhoff of Volga; three sisters, Tula Curkendale and husband Ron, Oneita Powers and Deloris Smith all of Volga; special brother, Donnie Kincaid and wife Susie of Buckhannon and several nieces, nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances. Mr. Karickhoff was a retired coal miner and a Methodist by faith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and especially loved his grandchildren with all of his heart. He had a wonderful life and leaves us with a lifetime of memories. Friends will be received Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 10 AM Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Streets officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hodgesville, WV. Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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First are: Martha Jane (Privett) Powers wife of Thomas Benton Powers he is also shown with a ten point buck he had bagged. Next: Verna Violet Powers and her sister Thelma Ernestine Powers daughters of Martha and Thomas.

It's hard to see in the first picture of grandma holding the flowers. On the left of the picture going up the side of the old log house along the chimney is a large Morning Glory vine loaded with beautiful flowers. When we would go to visit them he would call to me "Good Morning, Morning Glory" even if it wasn't morning. I was always his Morning Glory. 

I Thank  Jack Howison of Beaufort, SC. for "The Morning Glory" vine pictures.

I loved going up to their house, it was an (L) shaped old log house with a Stone chimney on each end of the (L). Along the sides of it behind grandma was a covered porch along it all. 

Right behind her in that whole end was the kitchen with a beautiful wood burning kitchen stove with a water compartment and oven that some people would love to get their hands on today. Out on the porch was a beautiful Ice Box Refrigerator that we would pick up a block of ice for. Off the kitchen was a back porch with a bench and a wash pan and towel to clean up before sitting down to one of grandmas great meals to eat.

 Along the sides of it beside of  grandma on the covered porch was a bench and a gas powered washing machine with a wash tub to wring the clothes out into for rinsing. Inside that living area side of the house was a big wood or coal burning stove. Behind the stove that set out from the wall was a small day bed all warm and cozy. In the center of the room was grandpas big arm chair and a large stand with an oil lamp on it. 

Also in the room were other chairs, and another day bed, a peddle sewing machine, an organ, and a beautiful crank Victoria with a big horn that went with it. Leading off the living area was a set of steep stairs going up to the large attic type up stairs bedroom where my Aunt Verna stayed.  

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These were taken at the old Powers homestead 1. Gloria Jean Powers, Debra Kay Powers, Not sure of the middle child, Pamela Mae Powers, Front:  Benton Glenn  Powers Jr., 2. Gloria Jean Powers on either Foxy or Flicka one of the work team of my grandparents. 3. Gloria Jean Powers, Debra Kay Powers, Martha Jane ( Privett) Powers, Benton Glenn Powers Jr., Pamela Mae Powers.

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These were taken at Hodgesville, West Virginia in front of my grandmothers home across the street from the Hodgesville church (center). 1. My grandmother Martha Jane (Privett) Powers holding my (Gloria Jean Powers) first child Danny Lee Husk Jr. 2. Gloria Jean Powers holding Danny Lee Husk Jr., Benton Glenn  Powers Jr., Pamela Mae Powers, Debra Kay Powers, Front:  Thomas Wayne Powers.