Kathleen “Katie” Watts Pow, 98, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Prairie Village, Kansas. Katie was born August 30, 1923, in Winona, Mississippi. She grew up in Winona and graduated from Mississippi State College For Women in 1946. Kathleen Watts married George Pow Jr and they spent over 50 years as residents of Bay Village, Ohio, raising a family and active in the community and Bay Presbyterian Church. Katie enjoyed gardening and was an avid duplicate bridge player. Other favorite hobbies included sewing/tailoring, leaded glass, and china painting.
Katie was preceded in death by her husband George Pow Jr, sons George Richard Pow, Lester Morehead Pow, father James William Watts, mother Hattie Morehead Watts, six sisters and two brothers. Katie is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Watts Pow Blomquist (Rick) Fairway, KS, granddaughters Dr. Katie Blomquist, Crissie Blomquist, grandson Eric Blomquist, goddaughter Dr. Sharon Bator (Emery) Golden, CO, niece (like a daughter) Kathy Watts Locke Estes, Charleston, MS, nieces Susan Watts Blasingame, Greenwood, MS, Georgia Kay Baker, Picayune, MS, nephews Jerry Ford Locke, Winona, MS, Bill Owen Watts, Greenwood, MS. Katie lived a very long, full, and active life. Her sense of humor, fighting spirit, and “tell it like it is” personality will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, March 5, 2022, 11:00am, with visitation 10:00am at Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, MS. Rev. Terry Corley will officiate the service. Burial immediately following at Winona Gardens of Memory Cemetery.