Owens, June Louise
Birth: Thursday, June 23, 1927 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Abell, Maryland
Death: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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June Louise Owens, 88, of Abell, MD died May 22, 2016 in Leonardtown, MD. Born June 23, 1927 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late Ester Morris Ellis and Charles Ernest Ellis of Abell, MD.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Irving Bernard Owens, whom she shared 49 years of marriage before he passed on November 13, 1995.
She is survived by her four children; Donna Marie Cross (Robert) of Avenue, MD; Irving Bernard Owens (Kathy) of Mechanicsville, MD; Carole Ann Farr (George) of Avenue, MD; and Thomas Donnelly Owens (Kathy) of Alexandria, VA. In addition, she is survived by her eight grandchildren; Jodi Stanalonis (Joe) of Hollywood, MD; Kathleen Foster (Drew) of Bushwood, MD; Amanda Cross-Rabino (Scott) of Colton's Point, MD; Matthew Farr (Amy) of Mechanicsville, MD; Brandon Owens (Angelica) of Alexandria, VA; Brittany Owens of Alexandria, VA; Todd Farr (Laura) of Clements, MD; and Paula Quade (Jordan) of Mechanicsville, MD. Also including her seven great-grandchildren; Alexxis, Joseph, Reagan and Ethan Stanalonis, Valen Foster, Jace Quade, Braeden Owens and Austin Farr. June is survived by her sister G. Eleanora Johnson. June was preceded in death by her sister Irene Elizabeth Mattingly.
She worked as a card punch operator in Washington, D.C. at the Bureau of Internal Revenue and then at the Capital View Realty Co. as a secretary prior to marriage. After marriage, she was a stay at home Mom for many years until she went to work at Chopticon High School as a substitute teacher.
June enjoyed crocheting, writing and spending time with her family. She was a devoted Catholic and an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 and the Holy Angels Church Sodality.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm with prayers recited at 7:00pm by Reverend Anthony Lickteig, 7:15 by the Holy Angels Church Sodality and 7:20 by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 at Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Church in Avenue, MD with Reverend Anthony Lickteig officiating. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers will be: Charles Mattingly, Sr., Ronald Mattingly, Charles Mattingly, Jr., Matthew Farr, Todd Farr, Brandon Owens and Joseph R. Stanalonis.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Church, 21340 Colton's Point Rd., Avenue, MD 20609; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221, 21690 Colton's Point Rd., Avenue, MD 20609; or 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad, 21530 Colton's Point Rd., Avenue, MD 20609. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.