Dorothy J. Owens

Oct 31, 2014

June 7, 1916 — March 29, 2008

WILLARD — Dorothy J. Owens, 91, of Willard and most recently of Crawfordsville, Ind., died Saturday at Williamsburg Health Care in Crawfordsville.

She was born June 7, 1916 to the late Jesse and Mary (Stoll) Durbin and had been a resident of Willard most of her life. She was an LPN for the Willard Hospital. She later worked at and retired from the Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard and a member of the Senior Citizens- 60 Plus in Willard. She also was a member of the American Legion Post 72 and a member of the Moose Lodge 6 of Crawfordsville, Ind.

She enjoyed bingo, jigsaw puzzles, needle crafts and most of all, being with her family and friends.  

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Barton L. “Butch” and Louise Owens of Willard and Rodney C. and Diane Owens of Harrisonburg, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki K. and Dennis Keefer of Crawfordsville, Ind; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney F. Owens; parents, Jesse and Mary C. (Stoll) Durbin; brother and sister-in-law, Donald J. and Kathryn Durbin; half sisters, Marie Swope and Rose Piper; a half brother, Carl W. Burk; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Owens.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Brian Peltomaa officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.