Obituary Notice: Russell E. Owens

Russell E. Owens, 87, of Woodland died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at the UPMC Altoona. He was born Dec. 21, 1929, a son of the late Merrill and Wava (Dixon) Owens.

Mr. Owens enjoyed farming in his early years.  He then became a truck driver followed by being a supervisor at Midland Amocite. 

His last employer before retirement was Penelec at the Shawville Power Plant. 

Mr. Owens retired at an early age to enjoy traveling with his wife, and he was able to visit every state. 

He also liked being outdoors and was very fond of his tractors.  Above everything else, family was the most important aspect in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine (Williams) Owens, to whom he’s been wed to for almost 68 years.

He’s survived by three children, Craig Owens and his wife, Sharon, Mark Owens and his wife, Ruth and Eunice Libreatori and her husband, David, all of Woodland.

He’s survived by four grandchildren, Derek Owens and his fiancée, Jessica of Centre Hall, Lance Owens of Woodland, Brandon Owens of Bigler and Lindsay Miller and her husband, Daniel of Schenectady, NY; four great-grandchildren, Abrielle, Thane, Bennett and Madelyn; and several nieces and nephews, including two close nephews, Mark and Rian Dixon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Geynet Owens.

At the request of Mr. Owens, all services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to charity of donor’s choice.

The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements.

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