Phyllis M. Owens

September 24, 2013

Owens, Phyllis Obituary

Phyllis Mary Owens, 57, of Sanford, died Tuesday morning, September 24, 2013 at her residence. She was born September 7, 1956 in Midland, daughter of Lauretta (Savoie) Owens, of Midland and the late John Owens. Phyllis was a 1974 graduate of Midland High School and later went on to receive her Associates Degree from Northwood University. A true philanthropist, Phyllis was an amazing mom, loving daughter and her grandchildren were the love of her life. She was always smiling, had encouraging words to share and was compassionate, warm and friendly. A great listener, she was also a true “bargain hunter”, Phyllis loved going to swap meets, had a passion for creativity, whether it be sewing, drawing or painting. She also was very patriotic and had a true passion for animals and Harley’s.

Surviving besides her mother Lauretta are her two sons and her daughter, Harley Owens of Midland; Cayce Owens-Thrush of Chicago; and Jessica Rutz and her husband Stephen of Grass Lake; many grandchildren, her partner, Eric Stevens, and her two brothers and three sisters, Francis Owens and Charles Owens, both of Midland; Marie Owens and her husband John Hamlin of Duluth, MN; Ann Grigar of Sanford; and Doris Cuddie and her husband Arnold of Skandia, MI. She was predeceased by her father John Owens, August 29, 2005.

Funeral Services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler St. Midland. Father Daniel Fox, of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, will officiate with committal services to follow in the New Calvary Cemetery in Midland.

Phyllis’ family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy, in place of flowers, are urged to consider Phyllis’ grandchildren’s educational fund, in care of her daughter.

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September 26, 2013
3-7 p.m.

Visitation I
Ware-Smith-Woolever - Midland Funeral Chapel

1200 West Wheeler
Midland, MI 48642
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September 27, 2013
10-11 a.m.

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Ware-Smith-Woolever - Midland Funeral Chapel

1200 West Wheeler
Midland, MI 48642
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September 27, 2013

Commital Service
New Calvary Cemetery

2743 Bombay Road
Midland, MI 48640
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