Wendy (nee McClea) Powel

  • Died: October 10, 2020
  • Location: Limerick, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wendy Powel (nee McClea) of Limerick, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 10, 2020. She was 74 years old. Born November 22, 1945. She was the daughter of the late James and Phyllis (nee Koons) McClea and the beloved wife the late John Barry Hoey, and the late John Powel.

Wendy grew up in Havertown PA, and graduated from Haverford High School, Class of 1963. She would then move to Norristown PA where she would start her family. As she raised her children, Wendy held many jobs to include hairdresser, clothing factory worker, and eventually her 20+ year career at Heinz Food Company as a food manufacturer. She was very proud to have been the first woman forklift operator during her time at Heinz, where she held many different positions with the company and would eventually retire from.

Wendy enjoyed a variety of things in life. She was an avid reader, and loved classic music and movies from her era. Country/Western line dancing was also a wonderful talent of hers. She loved doing crossword puzzles, playing solitaire, gardening, stopping at yard sales, diner breakfasts with her dear friends, traveling, going to church, and most of all spending time with her beloved family. She lived, she loved, and she did it her way.

Wendy is survived by her three sons; Darrin M. Hoey, Sean M. Hoey (Kim) and Casey Hoey (Lori), two grandchildren; Liam and Cameron Hoey, two sisters; Doris Clark (Don) and Marian Howarth (Hugh) her brother Sam McClea (Robin), She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

At her request, there will be a private, graveside service for Wendy at Riverside Cemetery at a time convenient for the family. A memorial celebration will be celebrated at a later date. Family services are by Boyd-Horrox-Givnish of East Norriton.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I had no idea Wendy died till today. We were friends from school. I sure wish I knew so I could have come to her funeral. We were very close friends. I am so sorry I didn't know.

Posted by Betsy Whittingham - Elverson, PA - Friend   December 14, 2020


Dear Darrin, Sean and Casey, We are so sorry to learn about your mom's passing. It has been many years since I last saw Aunt Wendy - possibly our last family reunion, but she was always cheerful and fun loving. That is how I remember her. Our thoughts and condolences with you all and your families. Love, your cousin Susan Thurston (Marian's daughter).

Posted by Susan Thurston - Wakefield, RI - Family   October 19, 2020

Darin, Sean, Casey, very sorry to hear of your loss. We've not seen Wendy in years, she was always warm and delightful. We hope all of you are well, All the best to all of you as you move forward.

Posted by Jim Clark, Chantal Reid and family - Grenoble - Family   October 19, 2020

Darrin,Sean,Casey I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I have many fond memories of her and of the times our families spent together.

Posted by Pat McCullough - King of Prussia, PA - Family Friend   October 18, 2020

Dear Darrin, Sean and Casey,

Aunt Wendy was such a funny and warm person. We have so many great memories of her and are so lucky to have her in our family. She will be greatly missed. We will be praying for you.

Posted by Joan & Jeff Notarangelo - Stillwater, MN - Family   October 17, 2020

Aunt Wendy was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. Our Hearts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Becky n Patrick Manderach - Norristown, PA - Family   October 16, 2020

Darrin, Sean, Casey and Family!

Your mom was a light in my life! My every memory if her was sweet. She made a fuss over me from the time I was little until the last time I saw her. She loved her boys immensely, and cared about nothing more than your well being. I know she was greeted be a receiving line in Heaven. She will be truly missed! Much love you you!

Posted by Diana Maginn - Collegeville, PA - Family   October 15, 2020

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