Valis G. Owens, age 80, of Warsaw, Ind., passed away at 10:02 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, in his residence. He was born on July 3, 1939, to Butler and Annie Whitaker Owens in Prestonsburg, Ky.  He was united in marriage on July 27, 1956, to Janice Holbrook Owens in Warsaw.

He has been retired for 15 years, in which he was a production worker formerly employed with Huffer Foundry, Bourbon Foundry and Spartech Plastics in Warsaw.

Valis is survived by his wife, Janice (Holbrook) Owens; children, David (Judy) Owens, of Dayton, Ohio, Rick (Karen) Owens, of Silver Lake, Ind., Terry (Susan) Owens, of Heathsville, Va., Kathy (Mark) Schott, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Linda Donovan, of South Bend, Ind., and Lisa (Kim) Derf, of Silver Lake; sisters, Maggie (Elmer) England, of Warsaw, Evaline Spangle, of Columbia City, Ind; and brother, Dale (Phyllis) of Paintsville, Ky. In addition, he is survived by 19 grand children and 33 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son, Scott Owens; and siblings, Gale Owens, Dalis Owens, Merleen Smith and Garnie Bradford.

His visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.  Interment will be private at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with Pastor Terry Bradford officiating.


Memorials to the Owens Family c/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, IN 46580.

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