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Obituary: Norma Faye Owens, Martinsville

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Norma Faye Owens

Norma Faye Owens, 79, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Grandview Health Center of Martinsville, where she had been a patient for eight months.

The eldest of three girls, she was born June 18, 1933, in Owsley County, Ky., to William and Mertie Logan.

On Sept. 14, 1951, she was married to John E. Owens in Connersville. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2001. They were married 49 years.

She was a 1972 graduate of Whiteland Community High School and graduated from Ivy Tech School of Nursing in 1977 as a licensed practical nurse.

Norma not only worked as a licensed practical nurse for 35 years, she also was employed by the Fayette County Aging Services from 1999 to 2002.

She reared five children, Donald E. Owens of San Antonio, Linda S. Owens of Rushville, William J. Owens of Indianapolis, John David Owens of Greenwood and Elizabeth A. Duncan of Mooresville. She also is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Thomas and Sue Ripberger, and their family.

Norma was a very proud grandmother of nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of New Heights Church of Christ and Martinsville Christian Church. She enjoyed gardening, flower arranging and her family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, 1704 N. Grand Ave., Martinsville. Burial will be at Lick Creek Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.millermosterrobbins.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Humane Society, in care of the funeral home.

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