Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Owen / Owens


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 05, 2004
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Julia Owens, 69, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, Indianapolis.
Born May 14, 1934, Seneca, S.C., d/o  Lester and Maude (Pelfrey) Haulbrook.  Married the Rev. Charles J. Owens on May 14, 1950; he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Charles J. Owens Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and  Jeff D. Owens  of Shelbyville; three daughters,  Jackie Sharp  of Granger, Julia Leopard  of Fort Mill, S.C., and  Tracy Hood  of Guyton, Ga.; five sisters, Gladys Butts  of Westminster, S.C.,  Louise Bryant,  Polly Burton  and  Evelyn Black, all of Walhalla, S.C., and  Ann Stone  of Conyers, Ga.; two brothers,  Roy Haulbrook  of Lexington, S.C., and  Ray Haulbrook  of Anderson, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, Renee Waldorf  of Fargo, N.D., Todd Sharpe of South Bend,  Michael Sharpe  of Winston Salem, N.C.,  Julee Leopard  and  Cody Leopard, both of Fort Mill,  Chad Owens  of Atlanta, Ga., Cory Parker  of Girardeau, Miss., Charles Jackson Owens III  and  Abby Owens, both of Charlotte,  Joshua Owens  of Shelbyville,  Chanelle Midyette  and  Sarah Midyette, both of Beaufort, S.C.; and six great-grandchildren.
Homemaker and minister’s wife, serving in churches in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Carolina and Indiana.  Last church served was Victory Fellowship Church of God in Shelbyville.  Speaker and assisted with many different services throughout her career.
Member of Victory Fellowship Church of God, where she was pianist, past president of the ladies auxiliary and Sunday school teacher.
Burial:  Forrest Hill Cemetery.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., is handling the arrangements.
Contributions:  Victory Fellowship Church of God, 2535 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 28, 2002
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The Rev. Charles J. Owens, 72, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002.
Born Oct. 12, 1930, in Seneca, S.C., s/o  Wyatt and Annie (Patterson) Owens.  Married  Julia Haulbrook  on May 14, 1950; she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Charles J. Owens Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., and  Jeff D. Owens  of Shelbyville; three daughters,  Jackie Sharpe  of Granger,  Julia Leopard  of Fort Mills, S.C., and  Tracy Hood  of Guyton, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, Renee Waldorf  of Fargo, N.D., Todd Sharpe  of South Bend, Michael Sharpe, Charles Jackson Owens III  and  Abby Owens, all of Charlotte, N.C., Cody Leopard  and  JuLee Leopard, both of Fort Mills, Chad Owens of Atlanta, Ga., Cory Parker  of Cape Girardeau, Miss., Joshua Owens  of Shelbyville, Chanelle Midyette  and  Sarah Midyette, both of Beaufort, S.C.; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bruce Owens  of Salem, S.C., Kenneth Owens  of Seneca, S.C., Eugene Owens  of Anderson, S.C., and  Dennis Owens  of Walhalla, S.C.; and one sister, Patsy Owens  of Walhalla.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2002
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The Rev. Owens was pastor of Victory Fellowship Church of God and chaplain for Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.
Ordained bishop with the Church of God in 1964.  Pastored churches in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, South Carolina and Indiana.
Served as state evangelist in South Carolina for Church of God and for the last 40 years served as police chaplain for city, sheriff and highway patrols in various cities and states.
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Visitation  and services:  Victory Fellowship Church of God, 2535 S. Miller St.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Contributions may be made to Victory Fellowship Church of God, 2535 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Herald  Bulletin
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
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Helen Owens
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ALEXANDRIA -- Helen Owens, 88, Alexandria, died May 21, 2002, in Alexandria.
Born March 9, 1914, in Johnson County, d/o  John and Araminta (Deupree) Stainbrook.  Most of her lifetime was spent in Shelby and Decatur counties in Indiana.  Graduate of Union Township High School in Johnson County.  She and her late husband farmed in the Decatur and Shelby county area for several years.  Retired from the Fort Benjamin Harrison Finance Center in Indianapolis.  Member of the Alexandria First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the church.  Avid reader and a lover of music.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette Guthrie of Alexandria.
Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Frederick Earl Owens,  June 12, 2001; two brothers, Lewis Stainbrook  and  Harry Stainbrook; and a sister, Alta Walters.
Burial Friday at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 23, 2001
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Joseph L. Owen, 86, lifelong resident of St. Paul died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, Greensburg.
Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Decatur County, s/o  John F. and Bessie A. (Weare) Owen.  Married  Mildred Frisbie  on Dec. 26, 1939.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Riley (Jeanette) Lemmons  of St. Paul and  Mrs. Bob (JoAnn) Gahimer  of Clyde, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; eight great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Farmer and employed with Farm Bureau Co-Op in Greensburg for 10 years.
Member of Adams Baptist Church in Adams.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176, with the Rev. L. J. Poe officiating.
Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery in Moscow.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday February 13, 1970
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MILDRED OWEN DIES IN HOSPITAL
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Mrs. Mildred (Frisbie) Owen, 56, died at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Madison State Hospital.
Resided R.R.1, Waldron, Orange Township, Rush county. 
Lived in Shelbyville before moving to Orange Township 24 years ago.
Member of the First Baptist church here and the Vienna Afternoon Club.
Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul with the Rev. Harry Cooke officiating. 
Burial will be in Moscow Cemetery.
Born February 26, 1913 in Warrick county, d/o  Thomas and Ravia L. (Purdue) Frisbie.
Married December 26, 1939, to Joseph L. Owen and he survives.
Also surviving: two daughters,  Mrs. Riley (Janette) Lemmons, St. Paul and Mrs. Robert (Joann) Gahimer, Clyde, Ohio and six grandchildren. 
Two brothers preceded in death.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday,  December 16, 1958
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LOCAL  WOMAN'S  MOTHER  DIES
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          Mrs. Olga C. Owens, 85, mother of  Mrs. Ray McNamara  of Shelbyville, and a resident of New Castle, died at a New Castle nursing home this morning after an extended illness.
          Mrs. Owens was a native of Henry county and had lived at New Castle for the past 11 years.  Surviving with the local woman are two other daughters, Mrs. H. E. Caldwell, New Castle and  Mrs. Loomis Wilson, Liberty; a son,  Ernest E. Owens  of Indianapolis, two granddaughters, Miss Marjorie McNamara of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Harvey Merrill  of Rutland, Vermont; two great-granddaughters, a sister in California and a brother and sister in Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m., CDT, at the Old Union Church near Lebanon.  Burial will be at the adjacent cemetery.  Friends may call at the Main and Sons Funeral Home at New Castle after 1:00 p.m. CST Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Kokomo  Tribune
December 27, 1935
Page 7
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Shelbyville, Ind., Dec. 27-----Momentary carelessness with a shotgun apparently caused the accidental death of the  Rev. Arville Owens  near Boggstown.  Cecil Rogers, 28, brother-in-law of the Rev. Mr. Owens, who was pastor of the Methodist Protestant church here, said Owens accidentally discharged his gun while taking the weapon out of his automobile during a hunting trip.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, July 18, 1929
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WELL  KNOWN  MAN
DIED  EARLY  SUNDAY
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Benjamin Owens Passed Away at
Home in Decatur County ---
Funeral Tueday.
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          Benjamin Owens  died at his home in Adams, Decatur cout[sic] Sunday morning at 6:45 o'clock.  Death was caused from Brights Disease and at the time of death he was seventy-six years old.
          Mr. Owens was born in Rush county Sept. 24, 1853 and was the son of  Millikan and  Lucinda Owen[sic],  pioneer residents of Rush county.  On July 10, 1884 he was united in marriage to  Armilda Springer.  No children were born to this union.
          Besides the wife he is survived by one brother,  Marion Owens  of Orange township, Rush county, and one sisters,  Mrs. Clarissa Peck,  also of Rush county.  He was well known in the eastern part of Shelby county and his many friends will be grieved to learn of his death.
          The body was removed to the home of his brother, Marion, Sunday afternoon, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, at two o'clock.  Burial will be in the Star cemetery and services are in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday December 6, 1910
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DEATHS AND FUNERALS
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          Laurena,  wife of  John T. Owens,  died at their home, 197 East Pennsylvania street, at two o'clock Monday afternoon, December 5, 1910, aged 42 years, 7 months and 23 days.  Mrs. Owens was a victim of dropsical troubles that had affeced[sic] nearly all of the vital organs and she had been suffering for the past four months.  About four weeks ago a surgical operation was decided on to give her relief and she was taken to a hospital at Indianapolis.  The surgeons soon discovered it would be impossible to save her life by means of the operation and it was abandoned before they had proceeded far and the patient informed that her life could not be prolonged for any great length of time.  Though their words were a death sentence she heard them with patience and fortitude and aske[sic] that she be taken back to her home to die.  She was brought back to this city as soon as it was possible for her to be removed from the hospital.  Her suffering has been frightful but she bore it with Christian resignation and did not complain.  She was a member of the Frst[sic] Baptist church of this city and was a kind-hearted wife and neighbor, esteemed by all who knew her.  Her husband is her only surviving relative.  The funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. O. A. Cook officiating and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 22, 1901
Page 8 column 2
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          Mrs. Janette Owens died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Ensminger, No. 103 South West street, at 4 p.m., Monday August 19th, aged 80 years.  Besides Mrs. Ensminger, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Cox, of near Waldron.  The funeral services will be at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ensminger at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
          Interment in Forest Hill.  The casket will be open to friends from 6:20 to 8:30 this evening and from 9 to 10 Wednesday morning.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday June 13, 1893
Page 4 column 2
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          Mrs. William Ensminger  and her mother,  Mrs. Nettie Owens, of this city, received the sad news yesterday evening of the death by drowning of their brother and son,  William Owens, on Friday, June 5th, at Memphis, Tennessee.  Mr. Owens was formerly a resident of this county, a carpenter by trade, and was at the unfortunate time repairing a wheel on the steamer "Joe Peters."  The Democrat  extends its sympathy to the heart-stricken family in this their sore affliction and mourning.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
December 24, 1891
Page 4   Column 3
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Cynthia Owen  died at her residence No. 98 west Hendricks at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, age 69 years.  She was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, services at the Presbyterian church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, by the Rev. Dr. T. L. Hughes. D. B. wilson funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1881
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L O C A L     N E W S.
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          Dora,  the nine-year-old daughter of  Orley Owens,  of Brandywine township, died at the residence of her adopted father,  William Ensminger,  near Fairland, at five o'clock yesterday evening.  The remains will be buried at the Middletown Cemetery, at four o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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