John's Story

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John Owens, 70, of Danville, Ill., lost his brief battle with cancer on November 25, 2017, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
John was born on February 22, 1947, to parents Meredith Owens and Mable Owens (Kinney).
Survivors include his three children, Ruth (Scott) Herlache, Race Owens and Jason (Michelle) Owens; and five grandchildren. Also surviving is his partner of over 10 years, Diana Lewis, and previous spouse of over 25 years, Ramona Owens (Gurney).
John was preceded in death by his parents.
He was owner of Owens Sewer Service for nearly 50 years. He enjoyed, in his youth, a good game of football. He also was an avid fan of Kyle Bush and NASCAR racing. In most recent years, he could be found playing a friendly game of billiards.
A celebration of John's life will be at 1 p.m. Friday, December 1, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61834, with a visitation prior from noon-1 p.m. Visitation also will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, November 30, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to the Danville Humane Society. Please join John's family in sharing photos and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on November 27, 2017
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