Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 27, 2012

Phyllis J. Owens

July 22, 1929-April 24, 2012

GOSHEN — Phyllis J. Owens, 82, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart.

She was born July 22, 1929 in Elkhart, to Elvester and Yolanda (Parker) Curtland.

She married Russell B. Owens Sept. 11, 1964, in Goshen. He preceded her in death Dec. 14, 2009.

She is survived by her eight children, Mike (Mary) Owens of Laguna Hills, Calif., Richard “Rick” Neumann and Jessica (Bobby Rias) Holler, both of Goshen, Michael (Shiela) Neumann of Kingman, Ariz., Rhonda (Lloyd) LeCount and Susan Neumann Rutley, both of Goshen, Jeff (Vickie) Owens of Warsaw and Jennifer (Tripp) Starnes of Boca Raton, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Phyllis attended Jefferson High School in Goshen and enjoyed reading, playing bingo and visiting the casinos. She was a retired bookkeeper.

A gathering for friends and family is set to take place today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Boscos, 117 S. Fifth St., Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart.

Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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