Florence Owen

  • Born: April 27, 1932
  • Died: March 8, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

It is with great sadness that the family of Florence Owen shares the news of her passing on March 8, 2020. Florence, 87, was born on April 27, 1932, in Manila, Arkansas to John and Sophia (Watson) Toole. She graduated from Misco High School in 1951 and married Paul Owen soon after. Florence spent most of her life in Bellevue until retiring from DeMaagd GMC after 19 years; she then split her time with family between Michigan and South Carolina.

Florence loved people. She loved socializing, being with family and friends, and sharing stories of her life. She enjoyed travel throughout the United States and abroad such as Korea and Greece. She also found great enjoyment in her many casino trips, loved her plants and flowers and working in her yard. Florence belonged to the Eagles, the Senior Tour Club and the First Baptist Church in Bellevue. Her deep rooted southern faith never wavered and she is now celebrating life with Her Lord.

Florence is survived by her son, Victor Owen, (Cynthia); her daughter, Pamela Koehne, (Michael) and adopted daughter Carolyn Lonergan; seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Florence was preceded in death by her husband Paul and daughter Paula.

Visitation will be held for family and friends on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m., Pastor Don Francis officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens with a reception to immediately follow at Family Altar Chapel, 14844 6 1/2 Mile Rd., Battle Creek. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider The Hero Foundation, www.herofoundationmi.org

Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So loved by us, our memories will last forever,

Posted by Becky Childers cantrell - Columbus, MS - Family   March 11, 2020

To Pam, your mother was a strong, loving and kind person. She loved you all.

Posted by Sue Corryn - Columbus, NC - Family Friend   March 11, 2020

Even though I am not her biological daughter she always treated me as such. She would tell people, this is my other daughter. We talked on the phone every week and I visited whenever I could. Before she became ill she loved to come and visit me and my husband (while he was alive) in Texas. She always called him her boyfriend. We got a big laugh out of that. When I would visit her we would go to the casino and just sit and talk about everything. She was a stern disciplinarian growing up, but it was done with love and to teach us how to live the right way. How to treat others and how to be respectful. I will miss her very, very much. Already want to pick up the phone and call to tell her how I am feeling.

Posted by Carolyn Lonergan - Midland, TX - Daughter   March 10, 2020