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Susan Owens

Susan Owens, 87, of Osgood passed away at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Dale in Breathitt County, Kentucky on July 2, 1933 the daughter of McCoy and Thelma Keeton Miller. She was married to Robert (Joe) Owens on March 7, 1953 and he preceded her in death on February 20, 2019.


Survivors include one son Jeff (Pat) Owens of Elrod; three daughters Vernice Stratton of Holton, Tina Bardell of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Naomi (Kevin) Tunny of Holton; nine grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren;  four brothers Dean (Evelyn) Miller and Charles Miller both of Osgood, and Johnnie (Donna) Miller and Grover (Cathy) Miller both of Versailles; two sisters Janet (Ralph) Thompson of North Vernon and Helen Bauman of Osgood; sisters-in-law Bonnie Miller of Versailles and Mary Miller of Milan.


She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Robert Joseph Owens, Jr., son-in-law Leslie Stratton, Jr., grandson Scott Stratton, brothers Chavis Miller, Gray Miller, and Henry Clay Miller, and her sisters Reva Mullins and Opal Smith.


Mrs. Owens was a homemaker and a former employee of Thayer Farms in Osgood and also the Osgood Laundromat. She also did wallpapering in the community for several years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and she and Joe attended many auctions. Susan was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of the Nazarene in Switzerland County.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Creek Community Church near Osgood with Susan’s nephew Pastor Michael Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Family Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the cemetery in care of the funeral home.