William E. Owens

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

May 3, 1923-Dec. 5, 2006

William E. "Bill" Owens, 83, Greencastle, died Tuesday.

Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Frank W. and Mary R. (Furney) Owens.

A graduate of Greencastle High School, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.

He retired from the Maintenance Department of DePauw University.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Marjorie F. (Spargur) Owens; sons Roger Vickous, Indianapolis, Gary Vickous and wife Patti, Sebring, Fla., daughter Susan McMains and husband Larry, Greencastle; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with minister Ron Johnson officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow at Boone-Hutcheson Ceme-tery.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be e-mailed to INBTH@keystonegroup.com.