Sara Kay Powers

Sara Kay Powers, 76, of Richardson, Texas, passed away Feb. 6, 2013, at her home.

Sara Kay was born March 6, 1936, to John and Katharyn McSherry in Muncie. She spent most of her childhood in Knox, Ind., and her summers on Goose Lake south of Warsaw, Ind. She attended DePauw University and graduated from Indiana University in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in English composition. Sara Kay was the women’s editor at the Indianapolis News when she married Lt. Col. John A. (Shorty) Powers and moved to Houston, Texas.

She moved to Dallas, Texas, in 1976 to work as a copy editor at the Dallas Times Herald. She left the newspaper in 1982 to work as an editor for Electrospace and later for Texas Instruments and Raytheon. After she retired in 2004, Sara divided her time between Goose Lake and her home in Richardson. In Warsaw, she was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and loved gardening, reading, calligraphy and water aerobics.

Sara Kay is survived by her loving companion: Kerry Peter Moskop; her daughter: Elizabeth McSherry Powers; her son: Anthony ‘Ben’ Bennett; her granddaughters: Madeline and Caitlyn; and her sister: Becky.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at Palestine Cemetery. Pastor Cindy Gackenheimer from Walnut Creek Church, Warsaw, will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sara Kay’s memory to the SPCA of Texas.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the guest register or send condolences, electronically go to




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