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Zula Faye Owens, 75 of Claypool, Indiana passed away at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in her residence after a long battle with cancer.
She was born June 9, 1939, in Brethitti County, Kentucky to Weldon and Edith (Burton) Minnix.
After moving her at the age of 16, she met the love of her life, Edward Owens. They were married Dec. 7, 1957, in Roanoke. He preceded her in death April 12, 2012.
She worked at Chamberlin Products, South Whitley; Whitley Products, Pierceton and Lyall Electric, Larwill. But most of all, she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was the âMother of All.â
She enjoyed garage sales and second-hand stores, where she found most of her hummingbirds and collector plates. She enjoyed sitting on her deck, watching the birds feed on the many feeders and her trumpet bush.
Zula is survived by her daughter, Hazel (Tony) McKenzie of Claypool; her son, Anthony (Kathy) Owens of Warsaw; seven grandchildren, A.J., Austin and Michaela McKenzie of Claypool, Nikkole, Amanda and Bryce Owens of Warsaw and Brandy Owens of North Webster; a great-granddaughter, Emma McKenzie; three sisters, Freda (Ken) Boggs of South Whitley, Brenda Norris, of Boswell, Okla., Carolyn (Barry) Sapp of Sidney; and two brothers, Lowell (Audrey) Minnix and Ralph (Pam) Minnix, both of Pierceton. She also leaves behind two fur babies, Capone and Sissy.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, with Pastor William Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton.
Visitation hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel in Pierceton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko Homecare and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581-1196 or to Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund, P.O. Box 1810, Warsaw, IN 46581-1810.
To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com