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Obituary: The Rev. Chester “Chet” Owens, Indianapolis

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The Rev. Chester “Chet” Owens

The Rev. Chester “Chet” Owens, 82, of Indianapolis, left this earth peacefully and entered into eternal life from his home Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, after a brief illness.

He was born April 9, 1931, in Rock Creek, Tenn., to Lonnie Owens and Obie (Cook) Owens. He was a former Alexandria resident.

Chet served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He dedicated his life to serving his Lord in pastoral ministry for more than 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca “Becky” (Cattron) Owens. They were married July 22, 1950. Other survivors include his three children, Michael (Connie) Owens of Alexandria, the Rev. David Mark (Sherrie) Owens of Greenwood and Elizabeth “Liz” Owens of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Chris (Maggie) Owens, Steve Owens, Jenny (Brad) Justus, Lindsey (Kevin) Vest and Emily (Ty) Hayden; seven great-grandchildren, Samantha Vest, Micah Justus, Ella Justus, Christian Vest, Wyatt Owens, Caroline Owens and Sarah Hayden; a brother, Jerry (Loretta) Owens; two sisters, Grace Compton and Glenna Dishman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

Celebration services will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Southport Presbyterian Church, 7525 McFarland Blvd., Indianapolis. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time Friday at the church in Southport. A second celebration service will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at Alexandria First Baptist Church, 2107 S. Park Ave. (State Road 9). Friends may call from noon until service time Saturday at the Alexandria church. Private family graveside services will take place in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria, with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force and the Elwood VFW-American Legion Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the men’s ministry of Southport Presbyterian Church or the Alexandria Food Pantry, with envelopes available at all visitations and services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria.

A detailed biographical obituary can be seen at owensmemorialservices.com, where online expressions to the family may be left.

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