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Shirley A Powers


Shirley A Powers, 81, of Hawesville went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday January 15, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Shirley was born in Gentryville, IN on February 7, 1941 to the late Rollie and Beatrice Frakes Hearn.

She grew up in the town of Gentryville, IN and graduated from Dale High School where she met and married her high school sweetheart David Kemp who passed away November 16, 1977.  Shirley married William Powers, the second love of her life, of Hawesville on October 3, 1980.

Shirley was a homemaker and loved going to her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, she was manager of Windward Heights Country Club, member of Central Baptist Church as well as playing cards and games.

Survivors include her husband William; sons Keith (Karen) Kemp, Kristopher (Sara) Kemp and Ryan Powers; daughters Kimberly (Luther) Kemp-Mincy, Kathy (Bruce) Doughten and Michelle (Michael) Johnston; thirteen grandchildren McKenna Kemp, Grace (Tom) Kaiser, Kaytlan Kemp, Anna Kemp, Austin Kemp, Anthony (Chelsea) Hamby, Zachary (Kaylie) Hamby, Nicholas (Etienne) Hamby, Kassandra (Isaac) Smith, Matthew (Brynne) Doughten, Kelsey Doughten, Benjamin Scates, Abigail Scates and fifteen great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 am Thursday January 19, 2023 at 11:00 am at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville Chapel with burial following in Serenity Hills. Shirley’s family will greet friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday and from 9:00 am until service time Thursday.

Flowers and plants are accepted or memorials can be made in Shirley’s honor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation KY/WVA Chapter at 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 108, Louisville, KY 40218.

Online condolences may be left for Shirley’s family at

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