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Myrtle Mae (Marshall) Owens

September 4, 1936 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 84)


Myrtle Mae Marshall Owens, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Friday, January 29th, 2021 in Odessa, FL. surrounded by her family.  She was 84.

Family graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at New Home Cemetery in Enterprise, Alabama with Reverend Cliff Quincy officiating. Vinson’s Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs, FL. will coordinate with Sorrell’s Funeral Home in Enterprise, AL. 

Mrs. Owens was born in Omaha, NE on September 4, 1936 to the late Raymond L. Marshall and Berniece V. Marshall.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her late husband, Gaines Aubrey Owens; four sisters: Betty McGovern, Pat Rowland, Kathy Sanden, and Rita Scheiding; and three brothers: Ray Marshall, John Marshall, and Bob Marshall.  She was a dedicated wife and mother who treasured her family, foremost and embraced every moment with them.

Survivors include three daughters: Cynthia Karaphillis (John) from Alachua, FL, Susan Taylor (Butch) from Enterprise, AL, Brenda Szenay(Craig) from Odessa, FL; two sons: Raymond Owens (Sabrina) from Dalton, GA, Richard Owens from Phoenix City, AL; thirteen grandchildren: Jeremy Owens, Brandon Owens, Brittani Fullerton, Ryan Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Brian Szenay, Jarred Owens, Ashley Naylor, Kristin Martin, Olivia Owens, Hannah Owens, Aubrey Taylor, Noah Owens; seventeen great-grandchildren: Oliver Owens, Cade Dixon, Silas Owens, Lilly Taylor, Adalyn Taylor, Presley Fullerton, Ellis Owens, Leo Taylor, Clara Owens, Beno Owens, Kole Naylor, Nolan Szenay, Max Taylor, Magnolia Martin, Ezra Taylor, Austin Naylor, Zion Owens and many nieces and nephews; four sisters: Margaret Ertzner, Sue Kosiske, Cookie Lane, Linda Grabowski.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries in care of: New Home Baptist Church, 2734 County Road 617, Enterprise, AL 36330. 

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