Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Owens, 95, of Lebanon Junction, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Hoover Wood Nursing Home in Indianapolis.
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The former Bessie Smith was a native of New Haven. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a beautician and a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Lebanon Junction.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Owens.
She is survived by her daughters, Marian Hickman of Elizabethtown, Doris Jean Owens of Indianapolis, and Loretta Tinsley of Louisville; one son, James Thurman Owens of Lebanon Junction; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. Benedict Catholic Church with the Rev. John Judif officiating. Burial will be in St. Catharine Cemetery in New Haven.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction. A prayer service will be held on Monday at 7 p.m.
Kappel Funeral Home
118 East Oak Street
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
Published in The Pioneer News on Nov. 19, 2012