Martha Lynn OWENS

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Martha Lynn "Marty" Owens

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Martha Lynn "Marty" Owens, 67, formerly of Lincoln, Ill., passed away Aug. 17, 2014, at home in Wichita Falls surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in Lincoln.

Martha was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Newport, Ark., the daughter of William Depmsey Reves and Lucy Gertrude (Adams). She married Kenneth Kirk. He preceded her in death. She then married Raymond James Owens on Dec. 10, 2010, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

She worked construction, erecting steel buildings, until her retirement at the age of 60. Marty was ornery, yet loyal and loving. She enjoyed singing Karaoke, was an avid collector of frog memorabilia, loved to read, and had a genuine love for animals.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Owens of Wichita Falls, Texas; her son, Ken Kirk (Angie) of Mineral, Va.; grandchildren, Austin Kirk of Austin, Texas and Chelsee Kirk of Garland, Texas; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Elizabeth Ralston of Garland, Texas; brothers, Dennis Reves (Jessie) of Lincoln, Ill., and Larry (Kim ) Reves of Iowa; sisters, Carol Reves of Lincoln, Ill., and Bonnie Vanouver also of Lincoln, Ill. Also surviving are her loyal canine companions, Shadow and Roxy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Kenneth Kirk; two sons, Ward Austin Kirk and John Henry Kirk; and her sisters, Eunice Piper and Evelyn Roggenbuck.

Memorial donations may be made to Ray Owens and will be accepted at the funeral home.


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Lincoln, IL 62656
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Published in The Lincoln Courier from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2014
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