Age 89, departed this world on God's Sweet Chariot at 4:14 AM on Monday, October 25, 2010. Mrs. Owen was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Delos Owen in 1998. Betty is survived by her children, Gloria Jean Hutchings of Montour Falls, NY, Ginny M. (Jerome) Costley of Horseheads, NY, Linda L. (John) Bernas of Horseheads, NY, Pam (Stephen) Gardner of Sandy Ridge, NC., Bruce D. (Mary) Owen of Horseheads, NY and Dawn (James) Hines of Montour Falls, NY; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brother, Boyd Rudy of Florida and sister, Viola Revelle of Kansas City, MO; special niece, Nancy Campbell of Kansas City, MO. Mrs. Owen was a 50+ year member of the Odessa United Methodist Church and helped on the family dairy farm. She was a member of the first class to have graduated from the Odessa Central School. She leaves us with a legacy of a life well lived and blessed with the giving and receiving of great love. She devoted her life to caring for others. She would give you the shirt right off her back if you wanted it and anyone that came to her door was welcomed, fed, and offered help if needed. Her example of a strong faith and her trust in God will always be an inspiration. Her strength of character, generosity, honesty, courage, determination, work ethic, and her independent spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched and loved. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 11 AM at the Odessa United Methodist Church, Church St., Odessa, NY. The Rev. Sheila Price will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Betty may do so through Memorials to the Odessa United Methodist Church or a Charity of one's choice. "Don't be sad, be happy, think happy thoughts of picking apples."
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Published in Star-Gazette from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2010