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Susan P. Owens, 76, of Westport, passed away at 4:23 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Morning Breeze Health Care Center in Greensburg.

Mrs. Owens was born September 22, 1937, in Shelby County, the daughter of Marshall I. and Edna (Eurton) Taylor. She married Bobby G. Owens at Mount Aerie Baptist Church on March 16, 1956. He preceded her in death December 19, 2010.

She was raised in Decatur County and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Sandcreek High School in 1955 and was a member of the Mount Aerie Baptist Church where she had served as organist. She enjoyed cooking, decorating cakes and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Cherri (Jeff) Knox of Madison and Jill (James) Powell of Hope; her son, Robert “Butch” (Christine) Owens of Dalhart, Texas; her brother, John R. (Doris) Taylor of Westport; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Lou Elliott Bueche’; and brother, Marshall Leroy Taylor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Rev. Barry Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Aerie Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Cancer Center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

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