In Memory of




Obituary for Kathy Powell-Shelhorse (Powell)

Kathy Powell-Shelhorse, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, friend, Navy veteran, and breast cancer survivor, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024. Kathy was deeply loved by her family and many close friends, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, selflessness, and unwavering love.

Preceded in death by her mother Jo Powell, brother Darren Powell, and special great aunt Bessie Oyler, Kathy now joins them in eternal rest. Though her absence leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her, her memory will forever be cherished.

Survived by her cherished son Blake, devoted husband Ken, caring father Buddy, beloved "daughter in love" Rachael, honorary son Travis, and his wife Morgan, Kathy's love knew no bounds. Her compassionate nature and selfless spirit touched the lives of everyone she encountered, leaving an indelible mark on the world around her.

Kathy found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life, particularly her love for the beach, spending time outdoors, and the companionship of her dogs Sailor and Louie. Her presence brought light to those around her, and her memory will continue to inspire acts of kindness and compassion for years to come.

In honoring Kathy's legacy, may we all strive to emulate her kindness, empathy, and unwavering love for others. Though she may no longer walk beside us, her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her memory be a blessing to us all.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, March 8, 2024, at Oakey's North Chapel.  Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 PM, Friday at the funeral home.

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