1948
Mary's 8th grade
Atkins-Porter graduation
picture. She had been in the
Class of 1952 group.
Mary  DeHart  Ownby

Obituary

 

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Big Sandy native Mary Elizabeth DeHart Ownby, 77, of Dupo, Ill. died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Calvin Johnson Nursing Home in Belleville, Ill.

Locally, she leaves a sister-in-law: Dianne Maynard of Paris.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Dupo, where she had been a member since 1963. The Rev. Roger Reid will officiate.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at Dashner-Leesman Funeral Home in Dupo and after noon Thursday at the church.

Born Aug. 8, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Vonnie and Estelle Moon DeHart.

Her husband of 50 years, Danis Ray Ownby, preceded her in death.

Ownby was a homemaker. At First Baptist Church in Dupo, she served as Sunday school secretary for 17 years and according to a family member, enjoyed taking care of her family and helping out at her church.

She leaves two daughters: Kim Ownby of Dupo and Malissa (Dan) Shawley of Rogersville, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She also was preceded in death by two sisters: Martha Denton and Christine Buie.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at First Baptist Church in Dupo.

 

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Reprinted from  THE  PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee
April 7, 2010  Edition ~ Used by Permission

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