Rebecca Jane, daughter of James
and Leah Kellams, was born January 15, 1865 and peacefully
fell asleep on Thursday morning, February 17, 1938 at the age
of 73 years, 1 month, and 2 days.
She was one of the family of seven
children, only two of whom survive; namely, Mrs. Mary
Clements (Jesse N.) and Mr. Tilford Kellams.
On November 27, 1881 she was united
in marriage to Benjamin Butler Owen to whom she was a devoted
and faithful companion for over 56 years. To this union were
born 13 children, 5 of whom have preceded her in death;
namely, Tilford, Eldo, Clinton, Otto, and Ollie. She leaves
to mourn her departure besides her bereaved husband, the
following children; Clyde Owen, Pearl Mills (John W.) and
Clara Walters (Charles A.) of Elon, Indiana, Claude Owen of
Reynolds, Indiana, Henry Owen, Cleo Owen and Stella Simmons
(Glenn E.) of Gary, Indiana, Lela Collins (Virgil) of Cuzco,
Indiana; also 50 grandchildren, one of whom, Carl Owen, made
his home with her from infancy and to whom she has been a
mother; and 14 great-grandchildren. besides her immediate
family she leaves a host of other relatives and friends who
will sadly miss her.
She united with the Christian Church
in Elon in August, 1913, later moving her membership to Cane
Creek where she remained a faithful member until Christ
called her home.
We have lost her in the home, in the
church and in the community but our loss is heaven's gain and
her memory will live with us until we meet her in the skies.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks and
appreciation to all who helped so kindly in the death of our
dear wife and mother. Especially do we wish to thank Rev.
Jackson for his consoling words and Mr. Ben Schmutzler for
his efficient service.
B.B. Owen and Children