Obituary of Mary Powelke
Mary Ann Powelke, age 74, of Adrian passed away on May 10, 2018, at Brookdale of Adrian surrounded by her family.
She was born on October 14, 1943, in Hudson to Max and Evelyn (Kirkup) Diffenbaugh. Mary graduated from Siena Heights University with a master’s degree in family counseling and she was employed by Catholic Social Services as a family counselor. She later opened her own counseling business and it gave her great pleasure to help people.
Mary is survived by her children, Laura (Rich) Powelke-Patton of Adrian; Michael (Brenda) Powelke of Adrian, Timothy (Kara) Powelke of Warrenville, IL, and brothers, Steve Diffenbaugh of Jackson and James Diffenbaugh of Ypsilanti; six grandchildren, Lauren, Jillian, Kyle, Connor, Elisabeth and Emily; and two great grandchildren, Jace and Issac. She was preceded in death by her parents and her significant other, Jerry Buffton.
Cremation has taken place and there will be a celebration of life at a later date. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.