Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 20, 2013

Frank Owens, Sr.

The Register-News

---- — Frank D. Owens, Sr., 73 years, 8 months and 29 days, of Mt. Vernon, died 5:27 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in rural Belle Rive.

He was born Thursday, Sept. 21, 1939, in Mt. Vernon, the son of James Godfrey Owens and Mayme Elizabeth (Drew) Owens. He married Barbara Hicks on May 7, 1962, in Mt. Vernon, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 29, 1997.

Frank was an oil field worker.

He is survived by two sons, Frank Owens, Jr. and fiancee Maurine Gable of Mt. Vernon and Larry Owens of Wayne City and fiancee Stacy Crawford of West Frankfort; daughter, Lonna Woodruff and husband Tom of Brownstown; brother, Arthur Eugene “Chuck” Owens of Mt. Vernon; sister, Barbara Cochran of Eldorado; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sons, Jimmy Dean Owens and Bobby Eugene Owens; two half sisters, Geraldine Roehm and Margie Allen ; and one half brother, James Owens.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Old Union Cemetery in Mt. Vernon with Pastor Sean Hicks officiating. Interment will be at Old Union Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Monday at Old Union Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Owens family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.