The Times West Virginian


May 23, 2013

Thelma Jean Owens

Thelma Jean Owens, 72, of Fairmont, passed from this life Thursday (May 16, 2013) at The Arbors at Fairmont Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born in Fairmont, on June 9, 1940, a daughter of the late James and Gladys O. Clark Hickman Green.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a Christian by faith. She enjoyed knitting and crochet work.

Mrs. Owens is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tisha Dawn and Anton Byers of Fairmont; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Steven Andrew and Tracy Owens of Celina, Ohio, and Jeffrey Kevin Owens and his fiancée Kerry Boone of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Cody Robertson, Chase Owens, Brittany Owens, Kris McClung, Amina Byers and Taj Byers; one great-granddaughter, Sophia Laughlin; one sister, Rose Marie Foster of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Francis Neil Owens, on Dec. 28, 2006; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Emary Looman and Elva Louise and Roy Stewart.

Thelma chose cremation as her method of disposition. Her family will have a joint memorial service and reunion at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at either or

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