Thelma (Ruggles) Owens
Thelma Elizabeth Owens, age 97, of Shelby, died Saturday January 15, 2011 at Shelby Pointe.
Mrs. Owens was born March 1, 1913 in Morgan County, Kentucky the daughter of the late George and Mary (Caskey) Ruggles. She was a former employee of the L & K Restaurant in Shelby and was a member for over 50 years of First Church of God and Women of the Church of God. Thelma loved to write and had a published book of poetry.
She is survived by her children: James (Virginia) Owens of Vancouver, WA, Lee Owens of Gainsville, FL, Eugenia (Duane) Grogg of Cadiz, KY, Angeline Eason of Elberton, GA, Lois (Robert) Gerald of Lehigh Acres, FL. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Walter Owens in 1961; 3 sons: Richard Owens in 1970, Ward Owens in 1994, Fred Owens in 2009; 2 sisters: Lois Howard, Davell Napier; 2 half-brothers: William McClain, Beverly McClain and 2 grandchildren: Elizabeth Owens and Kenneth Grogg.
There will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to Help Line Ministries, 29 ? Walnut Street, Shelby, OH 44875. The Turner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences at