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Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Owens

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Owens, 95, of Lebanon Junction, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Hoover Wood Nursing Home in Indianapolis.

She was the former Bessie Smith, a native of New Haven. She was a housewife, homemaker, beautician and member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Lebanon Junction.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Owens.

Survivors include three 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-grandchildren.

The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. Benedict Catholic Church with the Rev. John Judie officiating. Burial follows in St. Catherine Cemetery in New Haven.

Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and continues at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction. A prayer service is at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2012
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