Merlyne Ruth Owens

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Merlyne Ruth Owens, 79, of Cumming, and a long-time resident of Titusville, Fla., passed away March 30, 2013. Born in Livingston, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Ellsworth and Gladys Best. Merlyne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Owens of Cumming; children, Bobbie Jo (Robert) Moore of Cumming, Gregory A. Owens of Missoula, Mont., Kirk R. (Kim) Owens of Woodstock, Tracy (Doug) Moran of Grand Blanc, Mich., Shelley (Keith) Smith of Carrollton; sisters, Joyce (Jim) Furtkamp of Lebanon, Ill., Lois (Ramsae) Stricker of Highland, Ill., Vara Lynn (David) Yoakum of Troy, Ill.; brother, Harlan (Mary) Best of Staunton, Ill.; and eight much-loved grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 3, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to MSF (Multiple Sclerosis Foundation) at
Condolences may be expressed online at
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Forsyth County News from Apr. 1 to Apr. 4, 2013