Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 2, 2011 11:32 am EDT


SUNBURY — Byrdie M. Owens, 89, of Sunbury, passed away at home Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.

She was born March 1, 1922, in Brantwood, Wis., to the late Helmi (Kallio) and Gust Takala. An area resident since 1990, she had been employed as a registration clerk with various health care providers. Byrdie married Roy Owens, her beloved husband of 63 in 1941. Together they traveled the world during his 30-year military career.

Survived by children, Donald Owens and Dianne (Ronnie) Evans; five grandchildren, Dana, Carrie, Nichole, Devan, Donnie; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Henry Takala.

Preceded in death by husband, Roy Owens; sons, Dwayne and Dale Owens; sisters, Arloa Takala and Lorraine Schnelle.

Friends may call one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service on Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where Chaplain Lloyd Markley will officiate.

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