Brigitte W. Powell
Brigitte Wilhelmine Powell, age 76, of Elkton, MD, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018.
Born in Mannheim, Germany, on January 30, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Ernst A.W. Meister and Friedhilde Schuhmacher Meister Ritter.
Mrs. Powell had worked at RMR and Cecil Lanes, and retired from Highway Ventures. During her spare time, she enjoyed escaping to her campsite retreat in Chestertown, MD. When she was home, she would watch her “soaps”, cooking shows, westerns and The Golden Girls. Brigitte’s world revolved around her family and more than anything, she loved taking care of her grandbabies, doing so until recently becoming ill.
Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Dairre Powell; children, Peggy Lane, Janet Lotman (James), both of Elkton, MD, William Karashin (Kimberly), Rising Sun, MD, and Tonia Tussie (Mark), Wilmington, DE; siblings, Richard Ritter, Elkton, MD, Wilfried Ritter, Gibson, NC, and Rebecca Leonard, Oklahoma City, OK; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest W. Karashin; and siblings, Ruth and James Ritter.
Funeral service with interment in Elkton Cemetery will be private.
Helen Sharpensteen Preiss
R.T. Foard Life Celebration Home www.rtfoard.com