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Helen C. Owens
Helen C. Owens, 94, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2013, while her loving family was at her side at her home and family farm. She was born in South Brookfield on March 8, 1918, the daughter of the late George and Edith Buell Cowen. She was a graduate of the Class of 1935 from Brookfield Central School. Following graduation, she attended Otsego School of Child Training and later became a certified nurse's aide. Helen had worked at Chase Memorial Hospital and Chase Nursing Home of New Berlin. She married the love of her life, Azor E. Owens, in Cooperstown on March 30, 1938. Together they spent their lifetime on the family farm. Their loving union lasted 73 years until Azor's passing in 2011. Helen was a life member of the First Baptist Church of Brookfield. Her greatest love was caring for her family and being there for them. Helen's hobbies were scrap booking, knitting (those famous "Gramma Shaggy" socks) and crocheting. Helen is survived by her son, Dennis (Linda) Owens, of Brookfield; her daughter, Kathy (Richie) Head, of Waterville; 11 very loved grandchildren, Randy, Ronnie, Terry and Crystal, Kim, Natalie and Carrie, and Taine, Tanya, Travis and Tracy; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Carol (Charles) Davenport; two brothers, Edward (Eudora) and John (Mary) Cowen; and a sister, Ruth (Linn) Jennings. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Brookfield First Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Thall, Pastor, officiating. Spring interment will be in Brookfield Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. prior to the service. Special thanks to Leona Burdick for her loving care and help this past year. In memory of Helen, please omit flowers, but instead kindly make a donation to Madison County Office of the Aging, Hospice and Palliative Care of New Hartford, the Brookfield Fire Department, American Legion Post 1492 or the . Funeral arrangements by Paul Funeral Home, Brookfield.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Feb. 14, 2013
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