Jeannette E. Owen

Jeannette E. Owen, age 75 of Maryville, IL, born November 5, 1941 in McKeesport, PA, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Jeannette was a retired special education teacher's aide for Unit #10.  She was a member of the CHS and CMS band parent's association, and a past Girl Scout leader.  An award-winning oil painter, and talented quilter, she also liked to travel in their RV with family and friends.  She loved pets, and was the world's greatest grandma to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jean nee McIntyre Digby; and a sister, Judith.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel Owen, whom she married September 28, 1961; two daughters:  Dani (Marc Leek) Owen and Beth Owen, both of Maryville, IL; and two grandchildren:  Kaia Cosgriff and Nicholas Leek.

Memorial visitation will be from 4pm to 6pm on Monday, February 27, 2017 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL.

Celebration of Life service will be at 6pm following the visitation with Rev. Jim Donahue officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Stray Rescue of St. Louis, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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