Raymond Owens

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Raymond S. Owens, 89, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Southern Manor Living Center in Lebanon.

He was born March 22, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, son of Steve and Martha Schaffer Owens. He and Grace Reynolds were married Dec. 7, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. She died April 14, 1994.

Owens was employed 26 years with Marine Petroleum Co. of St. Louis, and was a district supervisor in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1941 to 1944.

He is survived by three sons, Joseph Martin of Dearborn Heights, Mich., James Owens of Lebanon, Tenn., Michael Owens of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Doris Criddle of Whitewater; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Douglas C. Breite officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.