Donna C. Owens

September 04, 1963 - December 27, 2017

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Friday, December 29, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Saturday, December 30, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, December 30, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Donna Carol Owens, 54, of Stroh died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She had been battling cancer for the last year.

She was born September 4, 1963, in LaGrange to Jackie and Carolyn (Ritchie) Owens.

Donna was employed as a mail carrier for the Kendallville Post Office where she had served for several years.

She was a member of the Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary.

Donna enjoyed flowers, gardening, and canning, which she loved sharing with others. She loved reading and being with family and friends. She thoroughly enjoyed the people on her mail route.

Surviving are two daughters, Samantha Schnurr of Fort Wayne and Jessica Schnurr of Kendallville; a granddaughter, Aryana Owens; her mother, Carolyn Owens of Stroh; a brother, Tim (Lisa) Owens of Stroh; a niece, Chelsea Owens of Denver, Colorado; and a nephew, Jackie Owens of Stroh.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Owens on November 17, 1993.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Billy Fields of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Wolcottville officiating. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Bremer, Kirk Noll, Jackie Owens, Gary Everage, Jerry Smith, and Jim Luke.

Calling is Friday, December 29, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

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Becky Hill
December 31st, 2017 12:26pm
Orange Beach, Al.

Our deepest sympathy to Carolyn and Timmy and Donna's girls. We have many great memories of Donna . Prayers. Love you

Kathy Messer
December 30th, 2017 11:12am

Prayers and hugs Timmy and Carolyn. Donna was one of my first friends when I moved to Stroh. We road bikes went swimming and played in the park til after dark no cares or worries. I will miss her smile and laughs. My condolences to the Girls and prayers for comfort during this difficult time.Love you all in my heart forever

Linda Getz Phillips
December 30th, 2017 10:54am
Angola In

Dear Carol and Tim was saddened to hear about Donnas passing. Will always remember how beautiful of a person she was. Hold on tight to all the times you had together while here on earth. Thinking of you guys. Sincerely, Linda XO

Diana pollock
December 30th, 2017 9:46am
Kendallville,indiana 46755

Your mother was missed the very next day she had to give up her route. She was the very best mail lady we at colonial moble home park ever had. She is missed. Sorry for her loss. She is a great person. We talked often.God just got a great angle. Due to the extreme cold i won’t be attending her last days. I can’t say enought about Donna Owen. God bless !

Leslie Teusch
December 29th, 2017 9:02pm

I met Donna as my mail carrier. So sorry to see this. My prayers to all her family & friends.

Larry & Betty Jackson
December 29th, 2017 6:51pm

Carolyn and family, We were so saddened to hear of Donna's passing. Our prayers are that God will draw close to you during this time of grief. He has been with us when we needed Him and He will do the same for you. God bless you. Larry & Betty Jackson

George & Marilyn Klink
December 29th, 2017 5:37pm
Wolcottville Indiana

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We will miss her great smile and laughter.

Margaret Amburgey
December 29th, 2017 6:32am
Hindman ky

so sorry my prayers are with you Timmy and Carolyn and the rest of the family she used to come to my home with her friends and I just loved her and thought she was a really good person so sorry

Jessie Davenport
December 28th, 2017 6:58pm
Fort Wayne

My condolences to the family and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. RIP Donna.

Tim and see brewster
December 28th, 2017 4:26pm

Rip Donna so sorry for your lost we will be praying for you God bless

Ron and Nan Everidge
December 28th, 2017 4:03pm
New port Rickey , Fl

We're Praying For you All we Love You

Heather Elkins Slone
December 28th, 2017 2:05pm
654 E Wayne St Kendallville

Heaven has gained one of the best women I've ever met ..praying for the family

Tim Smith
December 28th, 2017 1:21pm
Hudson Indiana

Sorry for your loss my condolences

Terri Brode Bradtmueller
December 28th, 2017 11:50am
Ossian, Indiana

So sorry for your loss. Donna and I worked together at Starcraft many years ago and we would run into each other every now and then. Rest in peace Donna.

Kathleen Mahoney
December 28th, 2017 11:48am

We had a lot of fun at Ball State University. I'll always have fond memories. You will be missed. So sorry that the end was such a battle. Rest in peace my friend.

Nick & Soonja Brouer
December 28th, 2017 11:45am
LaGrange Indiana

Father, I pray for the Owens Family and others in my circle of family and friends who are grieving... They're hurting for many reasons, and I ask You to help them through this season of loss. I reach out to You, the Father of compassion and the Source of every comfort, asking You to touch them with Your unfailing love and kindness. Be their God who comforts them as they're going through their struggles, and bring them through the tough things ahead. Come alongside them in their pain, and strengthen them so they'll one day be able to help others who face the same struggles. R.I.P. Donna

Rick and robin godsey
December 28th, 2017 10:45am
Ashley Indiana

So sorry for your loss timmy and your family.Donna was a good person.she will be missed.

Milford and Debby Terry
December 28th, 2017 10:34am

I will miss her ornery laugh and our good times together, both as a co-worker and friend. My deepest sympathy to the family. She fought hard to stay here with you, which was her hearts desire. May she Rest In Peace.

Rick and robin godsey
December 28th, 2017 10:15am
Ashley Indiana

So sorry for your loss timmy and your family.Donna was a good person.she will be missed.

Karen Potts Norden
December 28th, 2017 10:09am
Kendallville In

So Sorry to hear about Donna's passing. I worked with Donna at the Kendallville Post Office from 1997-2008. Donna was a Great person, Fun loving, & a Hard worker. Praying for God to Grant her Family Peace & Strength to get through this tough time.

Karen Kugler
December 28th, 2017 8:54am
South Milford

I am so sorry to hear Donna has passed. I have lots of memories of the fun times we had growing up and will cherish them. May god be with her and her family during this sad time.

Regina Sizemore
December 28th, 2017 8:40am

Prayers for all the family. I will dearly miss my lifetime friend. RIP and fly high angel girl.

Nicole Prough
December 28th, 2017 6:53am
Miami fl

Prayers to the family. My sincere condolences.

Ronnie Combs
December 27th, 2017 10:49pm

We will always miss ya girl.

John and Stacy Cochard
December 27th, 2017 9:56pm
Merrillville in

So sorry for Donna's family. She was a hard worker and always could make you smile. God bless her and her family. John and Stacy

Kathy Harlan
December 27th, 2017 9:50pm

My love, and prayers of strength for all her family. She will be missed by many.. I loved to hear her laugh,,and she had a beautiful smile.. .thats what i will miss the most! My deepest sympathies

Carol Elkins
December 27th, 2017 9:47pm
Hudson, IN

Jessica and SamI so sorry for the loss of your mom...I'll be praying for you

Clara Messer
December 27th, 2017 9:44pm
Helmer In.

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Donna!

Terri Deminb
December 27th, 2017 9:42pm

So sorry to ready this. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Mynhier and Family
December 27th, 2017 9:19pm
Pueblo, Colorado

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Karis Tuttle
December 27th, 2017 8:31pm
South Milford

So sorry for this family's loss. Thoughts and prayers for her daughter's.

Patty and Mike Cox
December 27th, 2017 8:26pm
Rome City

We are so sorry for the loss of Donna. She was a lovely person. Really enjoyed sharing stories with her. Our prayers are with all of you in this sad time.

Heather and Marvin Moore
December 27th, 2017 8:10pm
LaGrange Indiana

Our heart aches with this loss. Our love to you all.

Diana(Terry) Shrock
December 27th, 2017 8:09pm
Fort Myers Florida

Marion and I were so saddened to hear the news of Donna passing she and Tim grew up with my boys we all were friends and neighbors for many years Donna worked in the office with Marion at Starcraft for a while and she always called him mary onion having fun we will be praying for the family !! God be with you in the coming days and months ahead it is so hard to loss a child!! Diana and Marion sorry we can't be there ..

Lori price
December 27th, 2017 7:48pm

So sorry about Donna.she sure was a fighter.ill be in ky and won't be able to come.ill be praying for the sure did love her.

Lourania prater Sizemore
December 27th, 2017 6:40pm
Rome City

So sorry for your loss prayers for all the family

Steve and Dixie Leins
December 27th, 2017 6:06pm
Corunna, In.

So sorry for your family. Donna fought very hard to defeat this terrible disease. Now she can rest and not be in pain any more. Our prayers are with all of you. May the Lord Bless your family with wonderful memories of her.

Gladys Amburgey Holbrook
December 27th, 2017 5:18pm
Kendallville, In

So sorry for your loss. Donna was my mail carrier for a long time in Kendallville. Have known her for many years. RIP Donna,fly high with the angels