Graveside services for Jerry R. Owens, 72, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Memorial Park Cemetery. He died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Medicalodges Leavenworth.
Jerry was born July 21, 1941 in Lawrence, KS the son of Virgil Henry and Madeline (Connett) Owens.
He attended Lawrence High School.
He worked as a car detailer and also worked in construction.
He married Diane Kessler and they later divorced. He later married Dottie Kaye Staus and they later divorced.
Survivors include one daughter, Shannon Anderson and husband, Mitch, Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren, Cody J. O’Mara and wife, Megan, Emporia, KS, Cailin C. and Connor M. O’Mara, Kansas City, KS, Courtney Anderson, Belleville, KS; one sister, Marilyn Chaney and husband, Roy, Lawrence; and two brothers, Robert Norris and wife, Janie, Lawrence, and Edward Norris, Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil Owens and Madeline Norris; and one son, Robert Leroy Owens.
The family will greet friends from 1 – 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Compassionate Care Hospice of Kansas City and may be sent in care of the mortuary.