Green Burial

Jerry R. Owens


Owens-Jerry

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.

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  • Bob & Maggie Sieber says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Bob & Jerry hung out many years ago in Lawrence.

  • Linda Tolbert says:

    Jerry was one of the family hanging out with the fellas. I remember him fondly. RIP Jerry, you will be sadly missed.

  • Robin Haller-Evans says:

    Jerry, you will be missed. I always smiled when I saw you. I am sure Heaven doesn’t know what hit it with you and Aunt Barbara arriving so close together. Love you. Robin & Dan

  • DeeDee Blackburn says:

    Jerry, I will always have fond memories of you. You were always very good to me. We had a great time together. Take care of me from up there. Love DeeDee

  • Joe Anderson says:

    Rest well my old friend.

  • Theresa A Gauna says:

    JERRY I CAN REMEMBER THE FUN WE ALL HAD AS YOUNG ADULTS.YOU HAVE FUN NOW WITH JI SMITH WAYNE OUSDHAL MARTIN SCHMIDT AND MANY MORE THAT AS GONE IN THE GROUP WE RAN WITH. lOVE YOU AS A GOOD FRIEND.

  • Wanda Knapp*Howard says:

    Jerry you a very good friend. We had some good memories back
    in the 60′s. All of us kids. I enjoyed our lifetime friendship. May you rest-in-peace. You were always there for all of us……..Love
    you. And will miss you.

  • Luanne Elston Hess says:

    Will never forget you and your fancy cars take care of barb for us love ya….