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John Allen Owen

Urbana, Ohio

October 28, 1938 - May 15, 2024

John Allen Owen Obituary

John Allen Owen, 85 of Urbana passed away, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Mercy Health Urbana.


He was born on October 28, 1938, in Champaign County to the late George and Esther (Dye) Owen.


John was a 1958 graduate of Graham High School, which was the very first class to ever graduate from Graham! After graduation, he proudly served his country in the United States Army. John married the love of his life Sandra Queen on August 8, 1964, in Careysville, Ohio. He then went on to work for Navistar, he started in 1966 then retired after 38 great years. John enjoyed camping and playing cards at the senior center with his wife. He loved The Ohio State University football team, for his 75th birthday he went to his very first football game with his grandson. John loved spending time with his grandsons, most of all he enjoyed spending time with all his family.


John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years and 9 months, Sandra Owen; daughter, Denise (Brent) Crumley; grandchildren, Lucas (Melissa) Crumley and Sean (Elizabeth) Crumley; great-granddaughters, Addison and Payton Crumley; brother, Howard Owen; and sister, Carol Erwin.


He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd (Sarah) Owen; and sister, Virginia Anderson.


Arrangements have been entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOMES, Urbana, Ohio.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Allen Owen hosted by Vernon Family Funeral Homes.

John Allen Owen, 85 of Urbana passed away, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Mercy Health Urbana.


He was born on October 28, 1938, in Champaign County to the late George and Esther (Dye) Owen.


John was a 1958 graduate of Graham High School, which was the very first class to ever graduate from Graham! After graduation, he proudly served his country in the United States Army. John married the love of his life Sandra Queen on August 8, 1964, in Careysville, Ohio. He then went on to work for Navistar, he started in 1966 then retired after 38 great years. John enjoyed camping and playing cards at the senior center with his wife. He loved The Ohio State University football team, for his 75th birthday he went to his very first football game with his grandson. John loved spending time with his grandsons, most of all he enjoyed spending time with all his family.


John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years and 9 months, Sandra Owen; daughter, Denise (Brent) Crumley; grandchildren, Lucas (Melissa) Crumley and Sean (Elizabeth) Crumley; great-granddaughters, Addison and Payton Crumley; brother, Howard Owen; and sister, Carol Erwin.


He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd (Sarah) Owen; and sister, Virginia Anderson.


Arrangements have been entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOMES, Urbana, Ohio.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Allen Owen hosted by Vernon Family Funeral Homes.

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