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Obituary: Mary Lou Owen, New Whiteland

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Mary Lou (Paddock) Owen, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Indianapolis. She was a resident of New Whiteland.

Mary was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Camby, to William Paul and Gayle (Smith) Paddock.

She married William Dale Owen on July 11, 1948. They were married for 40 years.

She was employed with L.S. Ayres for 18 years, retiring in 1992.

She enjoyed baseball, reading, crocheting and big band music. Mary loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by four children, Cheryl Houshour, Michael (Howard Dyles) Owen, Leslie Ritsmon and Malinda Wamsley; three sisters, Phyllis Bryant, Linda Friday and Kay Archer; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Gayle Paddock; her husband, William Owen; two sisters, Martha M. Starkey and Lois Day; and grandson, Conner Wamsley.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 N. U.S. 31. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.

Information: 535-6880; www.jessenfuneralhome.com.

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