John Harding Owen

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  • "My prayers for his family. I knew Harding through church..."
    - Bill Bassham
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John Harding Owen
AIKEN, SC - Mr. John Harding Owen, 84 died Tuesday, December 20. 2016.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, December 23, 2016 in the St. Thaddeus Episcopal Chapel with the
Reverend Grant Wiseman officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will then receive friends in the Stevenson-McClelland building.
Mr. Owen was born in San Francisco, CA, the son of the late Henry and Mary Kirkland Owen. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS from Hampden Sydney then an MS from Florida State. He moved to Aiken in 1955 and was a chemist for E.I. DuPont at the Savannah River Plant. He was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church.
Mr. Owen is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Allen Snow Owen, Aiken; daughters Deborah (Tom) McDonald, Roanoke, VA and Elizabeth Mann, Greenville, SC; and son, Kirk (Cindy) Owen, Aiken. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Zack (Kate) Hill, Chesapeake, VA; Sara (Juan Carlos) Vivanco, Vienna, Austria; Mary Allen (Mark) Murphy, Greer SC; Cullen Mann, Greenville, SC; four great-grandchildren and another due in May; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801.
Harding's online guest book may be signed by visiting
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Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. - Aiken
924 Hayne Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-3456
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2016