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Carolyn Powell

March 8, 1939 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 81)


Carolyn Jean (nee Rayle) Powell, age 81, daughter of Arthur and Jessie Meyers Rayle born March 8th, 1939. She passed away April 18th, 2020 at home after a lengthy illness. 

Carolyn had lived her whole life on and near her parent’s farm. She is survived by her husband of 64 years William and her children Thomas (Kay), Robin Kern (James) and Sharon Simon (Rick) grandchildren Robert Kern, Adam Kern and Meagan Kern Fyffe, Alissa Simon and Scott Simon, William Powell , 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Her siblings were Florence, Warren, Donald, and Janet all deceased. 

She attended Hamler High School and married her high school sweetheart William in 1955.  She ran her own businesses for many years first as a custom seamstress and later as an upholsterer. She served on the Hamler EMS and was active in her community attending and serving on many committees and boards at her church and Friends of the Hamler Library. Once her children were grown she returned to school and became an LPN, she worked at Blanchard Valley Hospital for several years.  After her retirement she remained active in her community and continued to serve on many committees. She enjoyed a lifelong love of reading and travel and she also continued to sew custom clothes for her family including but not limited to many wedding dresses and baby clothes as well as creating many quilts. 

Memorials in her honor can be left to the Friends of the Hamler Library or Putnam County Hospice. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.  Zachrich Family Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements.  Please visit to leave online condolences.


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