Ollie Mae Powers passed away peacefully on August 2, 2020 at Linden Hall, Kennett Square, PA at the amazing age of 104.
Mae was born May 14, 1916, to Cora (Thompson) and William Badger and grew up in Ashe County, NC. She moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 18, where she joined the Walton family as nanny and housekeeper. An accomplished seamstress, Mae was known for her skill with needle and thread, from slip covers to wedding gowns, there was nothing she could not create. Due to this, she was always in high demand as a seamstress, and built a successful, self-run business, creating custom items until her early 90s. Her passion however, was crafting custom wedding gowns. During the course of her career, she created over 300 beautiful gowns.
Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Powers, in 1992. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Hillmann (Fred) of Silver Spring, MD, her granddaughter, Suzanne (Todd) of Landenberg, PA, and her grandsons, John (Heather) of Asburn, VA, and Edward (Natalie) of Brisbane, Australia, and 8 great grandchildren: Delaney, Dawson, Isabela, Charlize, Camden, Spencer, Emerson, and Arabella.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity.
To view her online tribute, and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com
Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.