On July 6, 1956, he was born in Warsaw, Ind., to Dyrs and Eva (Brown) Owens Sr. Donald was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Ind., where he was a graduate from Warsaw High School. He was united in marriage to Sharon McNeilly on Sept. 15, 2012, in Godley, Ill.
He was employed at Biomet, Warsaw, for the last 6 years. Donald attended Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, Ind. He also was a member of the Steel Workers Union. He enjoyed farming, fishing, horses and kids. He loved to help people and he liked Kentucky.
Donald is survived by his wife; his grandson: Tyler Ray, Silver Lake; his daughter: Tasha Owens, Bristol, Tenn.; two step-daughters: Berneda (Randy) Runkle, Claypool, Ind.; Tonya (Lamont) Rhoades, Columbia City, Ind.; his parents; two brothers: Dan (Jan) Owens, Indianapolis, Ind.; Rick Owens, Warsaw; and his sister: Kathy (Jim) Jackson, North Manchester.
Donald was preceded in death by his first wife: Bernice Owens; his mother: Eva (Brown) Owens; and his brother: Dyrs Owens Jr.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Riley’s Hospital for Children, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509 and/or The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, 435 Limestone, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2819.
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