Shirley Fern Owens 73, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away on December 6, 2013 at 3:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on August 28, 1940 in Buckhart Township, Christian Co., IL; the daughter of Emra and Winnie (Durham) Hughes. She married Wilbur Owens in October of 1956 in Taylorville, IL; he preceded her on May 28, 2006. She was a Mental Health Professional for the Christian County Mental Health in Taylorville for twenty years.

She is survived by her son, Willie ( Melisa) Owens of Taylorville, daughters: Becky (Bill) Reed and Karen Christian both of Morrisonville, IL grandchildren: Sarah Tapia, Travis Christian, Shawn Christian, Blake (Trista) Reed, Brooke (Mike) Ferrill, Jessica (Tay) Robinson, Halie Owens and Cole Owens; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in passing by her parents, husband, brothers: Curtis Hughes, James Hughes, Jess Hughes and Dennis Hughes; sisters: Betty Clyburn, Roxie Ginger and Cora Ginger; great-grandson, Dalton Christian; son-in-law, Jeff Christian; grandson-in-law, Rey Tapia

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Sister Rose McKeown officiating

Memorials may be made to Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service. Morrisonville, IL

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

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