Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Barbara Owens

This was Mom's cousin, by marriage. Her mother-in-law was Sarah, sister to Grandpa George Arnold.


Obituary for Barbara Owens

Visitation for Barbara Owens, 88, of Bradley, will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice. She died Monday (June 10, 2013) at the Miller Center in Kankakee.

Mrs. Owens was a licensed practical nurse. She retired from St. Mary's Hospital, where she had worked at the Sisters Infirmary. She was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Pineville, Ky., the daughter of Estil and Maggie Murphy Gooch. Her husband, Clarence Louis Owens, whom she married March 23, 1946, in Harlan, Ky., died May 2, 1987. She was an active member and past oracle of the Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles and sewing.

Surviving are one son and two daughters-in-law, Doyle and Jackie Owens, of Bourbonnais, and Beverly Owens, of Evanston; one daughter, Ann Schroeder, of Bourbonnais; six grandchildren, Brandon (Cassie) Owens, Megan (Brian) Cooper, Scott (Marnie) Schroeder, Jason (Monica) Schroeder, Hillary (Nick) Owens-Limber and Blake Owens; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, C. David Owens; sister, Mabel Comber; and two brothers, Oliver Preston Gooch and Bud Gooch.

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