Roseann P. Powers

Roseann P. Powers, 82, Valley View Home, Altoona, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at the home.

She was born in Clearfield, daughter of the late Wilford and Dorcas (Young) Heichel. She married James G. Powers, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are three grandchildren: Stacy Pesce and husband, Andrew, Richelle Polski and Josh Berendt-McDaniels; and a sister, Patsy Moore of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Polski; two sons: Gerald M. Berendt and Jeffrey L. Berendt; and a grandson, John Mark Berendt.

Roseann was a graduate of Philipsburg High School. Previously she was the owner of a restaurant, and she retired as an office manager for Omni Trucking. She was of the Methodist faith.

She loved animals, especially her cat, Shadow, and enjoyed sewing, cooking and reading.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, Pastor Peter Raser officiating. Interment will be at Bradford Memorial Cemetery, Woodland.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.