Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
          Max L. Owens,  88, of Shelbyville died Monday, July 20, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove.  Born Nov. 14, 1920, in Wabash, he was the son of  O. Russell and  Elizabeth (Kegerreis) Owens.  He married Gayle Mitchell on Jan. 26, 1973, and she survives.
          Other survivors include his children,  Margaret (husband, Jay) Lowe,  Patty Ash,  Nancy (husband, Phil) Haehl,  Jill (husband, Brent) Montgomery,  David Green,  Craig (wife, Yasmina) Owens  and  Roger (wife, Ginger) Owens;  sister,  Rose Hinkle;  grandchildren,  Luke Runnebohm,  Jake Runnebohm,  Megan West,  Cody Montgomery,  Ben Green,  Ross Green,  Alex Green,  Emily Green,  Simeon Owens,  Silas Owens,  Adam Lowe,  Wade Lowe,  Matt Haehl,  Aaron Haehl,  Melissa Stout,  Brad Ash,  Allison Ash,  Amy Willoughby  and  Graham Owens;  and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and grandson,  Joshua Lee “Josh” Montgomery.
          Mr. Owens was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving as a bombardier instructor during World War II.  He graduated from Hartford City High School in 1938 and attended the University of Illinois.  Mr. Owens was an active member of First United Methodist Church.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First UMC, 34 W. Washington St., with visitation from 9:30 to 10 a.m.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to First UMC; or Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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