SALEM- Mary Louise Owen, 87, of Salem, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at her home following a short illness. She was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Deerfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Farrell and Pearl (Hartley) Ormiston.
Mary was a 1945 graduate of Beloit High School and last worked as a press operator at the Church Budget in Salem. She was a member of the Church at the Center in Salem, attended Sunday School at the Winona Friends Church and was a member of the Missionary Society.
Her husband, Stanley V. Owen, whom she married May 20, 1945, preceded her in death on June 4, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers Clyde, Carl O., Alvin, Kenneth, Howard, Walter and Wesley Ormiston.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne (Rick) Lunger of Columbiana; seven sons, Clyde (Deanna) Owen of Alaska, Terry (Randi) Owen of Canton, James (Jackie) Owen of Winona, Timothy (Suzan) Owen of Guilford Lake, Robert (Elaine) Owen of Canton, Stephen (Lynn) Owen of Abilene, Texas, and Daniel Owen of Salem; 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Betty Burley of Leesburg, Fla., and Doris Arbogast of Sebring, Ohio.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Winona Friends Church with Pastor Tim Ginter officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the service. Private burial will be at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday morning.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church at the Center - Building Fund, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem OH 44460.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.