V. May Powell

May 11, 1918 – Jan. 25, 2010

V. May Powell of Waukesha passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice.

She was born in Rio on May 11, 1918, a daughter of the late Dr. William C. and Mary Jeannette (Hammond) Maas. She attended local schools, and was a 1939 graduate of the Columbia Hospital School of Nursing. May was married to Richard T. Powell and the two raised four children. A dedicated nurse, May was employed at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for more than 37 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was very important to her. May was a longtime member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and also enjoyed going to the Fireside Theatre with her husband and their dear friends Evie and Rip.

May is survived by her children, William (Melissa) Powell of Sheboygan, Ginger Ronald) Agen of Waukesha, Jim (Beth) Powell of Madison and David Powell of Milwaukee. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Symantha (Patrick) Robinson, Shelley (Forrest) Smith, Danny Agen, Amanda Chuck) Shapiro, Sita (John) Corcoran, Andrew Powell and Rachael Richardson. She also leaves her great-grandchildren, Casey, Elwood and Jane; niece, Lorraine Mae, and her longtime dear friend, Evie.

May was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of more than 66 years, Richard; her brother, William Maas; and her sisters, Margaret Patchin and Lorraine Severson.

Visitation for May will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 .m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 Highway 59 in Waukesha. The Rev. James Loehr will be officiating. Interment will immediately follow the services at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Highway P, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.