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Katherine F. (Powers) Tindley

Katherine F. Tindley, 102, formerly of Story Acres, Essex, and wife of the late W. Dexter Tindley, passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 at Care One Essex Park in Beverly.

Born in Beverly September 29, 1914, daughter of the late John J. and Mary (Brawders) Powers, she was raised in Beverly, a graduate of Beverly High School Class of 1931. Married in 1936 the Tindleys made their home in Beverly and as a young woman and for several years, worked  at Hygrade Co. in Salem. In 1942 The Tindleys bought land in Essex and opened, and for the next twenty years, operated Tindley’s Egg Farm.

After selling the farm the Tindleys lived briefly in Florida before returning to Essex. She and her husband  went on to receive their real estate  brokerage licenses at the Lee Institute in Boston and soon established Tindley’s Real Estate of Essex  which they owned and operated until their retirement. In retirement the Tindleys spent six months each year in the islands, Barbados, Grenada, and as they aged, Bonita Springs, FL. After many years of hard work she enjoyed her time with family, friends and home gardening. 

She is survived by a son, Dexter Tindley, Jr.; two daughters, Sheila Anderson and Barbara J. Carter and her husband Dana, all of Essex and several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late John Powers, Jr.  and Margaret Minigan, both formerly of Beverly and Anna  Shepard formerly of Danvers.

Her family would like to extend a special note of gratitude to the nurses, aides and staff at Care One Essex Park in Beverly  with a special thank you to Charlene.

A private funeral service was held Monday, July 31 in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Arrangements were under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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