Emma Todd Pow­ley

Dorchester Star - - OBITUARIES -

TODDVILLE — Emma Todd Pow­ley, 95, of Toddville, Md. died peace­fully on Satur­day, Au­gust 25,

2018 at the home of her son-in-law.

Born Oct. 16, 1922 in Toddville, MD, she was a daugh­ter of the late Dar­ius G. Todd and Ly­dia Mered­ith


Mrs. Pow­ley was ed­u­cated at the Toddville, Rob­bins, Win­gate and Lan­grall’s el­e­men­tary schools and grad­u­ated from Crapo High School with the class of 1939. She then grad­u­ated from Sal­is­bury State Col­lege with a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence De­gree in 1943. Fur­ther­ing her ed­u­ca­tion, she re­ceived a Mas­ters’ De­gree from the Univer­sity of Mary­land in 1967. Mrs. Pow­ley re­ceived more ed­u­ca­tion ac­cred­i­ta­tion from Wash­ing­ton Col­lege.

On June 22, 1946, she mar­ried Fred­er­ick D. Pow­ley. Mr. Pow­ley died on March 6, 1999.

Mrs. Pow­ley’s teach­ing ca­reer be­gan at Riverdale El­e­men­tary School in Prince Ge­orge’s County as a sec­ond grade teacher. Af­ter teach­ing there for two years, she re­turned to her na­tive Dorch­ester County to work at Hur­lock El­e­men­tary School where she was the first in the county to teach man­u­script hand­writ­ing. She also taught at Toddville El­e­men­tary School with her sis­ter, Wy­ona Mills, and at the Academy School in Cam­bridge, MD. Mrs. Pow­ley’s long­est teach­ing ten­ure was at South Dorch­ester High School from 1955 to 1977, where she was also the school’s li­brar­ian for 20 years. With her amaz­ing ca­reer and ded­i­ca­tion, Mrs. Pow­ley has been greatly re­warded through the years when so many of her stu­dents have thanked her for the im­pact she made in their lives.

Mrs. Pow­ley was a life­long mem­ber of Zion United Methodist Church in Toddville. She served as chair­man of the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Board and was sec­re­tary for over 30 years, as well as teach­ing Adult Sun­day School for over 35 years. She was a mem­ber of the United Methodist Women and served as pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary. Also, Mrs. Pow­ley for­merly served on the Pas­tor-Parish Com­mit­tee for the St. Thomas Charge as a chair­man.

Mrs. Pow­ley was a mem­ber of the Dorch­ester County Re­tired Ed­u­ca­tors As­so­ci­a­tion and the Mary­land Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

She en­joyed trav­el­ing with her hus­band on their var­i­ous trips to Canada, Florida, the Gulf Coast, Mex­ico, Hawaii and South Dakota. She en­joyed read­ing, es­pe­cially his­tor­i­cal nov­els about the Colo­nial Pe­riod and the Revo­lu­tion­ary and Civil Wars. She liked to keep cur­rent on po­lit­i­cal and government af­fairs. Mrs. Pow­ley also en­joyed gar­den­ing, em­broi­dery, cro­chet­ing, can­ing chairs and re­fin­ish­ing fur­ni­ture.

Sur­viv­ing is her grand­daugh­ter, Mal­lo­rie McCune and her hus­band El­don, of Colorado Springs, CO; grand­son, Colin Crouch, of Lau­rel, MD; son-in-law, Pas­tor Gary L. Crouch and his wife Made­line, of Toddville, MD; nieces and neph­ews: Car­lye Wind­sor and his wife Shirley, of Trappe, MD; Judy Martin and her hus­band Bill, of Sioux Falls, SD; Mary Price and her hus­band Tim, of Berlin, MD; Martha Pfi­ef­fer and her hus­band Steve, of Ocean Pines, MD; Michaelle Berthoin and her hus­band Claude, of Or­mond Beach, FL; David Todd, of Ocean City, MD; great nieces and neph­ews: Clint Martin and his wife Tammy, Stuart Martin and his wife Buffy, Laura Slowey and her hus­band Daniel, Mead Wind­sor, Todd Wind­sor, Clau­dia Berthoin, Christo­pher Price, Matthew Price, Jonathan Price, Zachary Far­nan, Joshua Far­nan, Ha­ley Todd, Jef­fery Todd; sis­ters-in-law: Etta Lee Pow­ley and June Todd.

Pre­ced­ing her in death, be­sides her par­ents and hus­band, were her daugh­ter, Donna Crouch; sis­ters: Reita Pow­ley and her hus­band Edgar (Bill); Wy­ona Mills and her hus­band Ho­bart; Edna Wind­sor and her hus­band Carl­ton; brothers: D. Car­roll Todd and his wife Glo­ria, Omar W. Todd, Regi­nald Pow­ley; sis­ter and broth­ersin-law: Roberta Jones and her hus­band Ogle; El­iz­a­beth Rit­ter and her hus­band Paul; MaryAnn Cran­dell and her hus­band Mon­roe; Ruby Blood­sworth and her hus­band Brook­sie; Wat­son Pow­ley and his wife Frances; Tom­mie Pow­ley and his wife Car­rie; and a great-nephew, John Wind­sor.

Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held on Fri­day, Au­gust 31 at New­comb and Collins Fu­neral Home, P.A., Cam­bridge, be­gin­ning 12:30, where the fam­ily will re­ceive friends one hour prior to the ser­vice. Of­fi­ci­at­ing at the ser­vice will be Rev’s Gary Crouch and Michael LaClair.

Burial will fol­low at the Mary­land Eastern Shore Veter­ans Ceme­tery, Hur­lock, MD.

Serv­ing as pall­bear­ers will be Colin Crouch, David Todd, Todd Wind­sor, Tony Hay­den, Don Sim­mons and Richard Ken­dall. Hon­orary pall­bear­ers are Car­lye Wind­sor and Billy Gootee.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be made by send­ing flow­ers or mak­ing a do­na­tion in Mrs. Pow­ley’s name to Zion United Methodist Church, c/o Betsy Hughes, 2533 Toddville Road, Toddville, MD 21672 or Coastal Hos­pice Foun­da­tion, P.O. Box 1733, Sal­is­bury, MD 21802.

To share on­line con­do­lences with the fam­ily, please visit: www.new­com­b­collins.com


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