Susan P. Owens, 76, Westport, passed away at 4:23 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Morning Breeze Health Care Center, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Shelby County, the daughter of Marshall I and Edna (Eurton) Taylor. She was raised in Decatur County and was a lifelong resident. She graduated Sandcreek High School in 1955. She was a member of the Mt. Aerie Baptist Church, where she had served as organist.
She enjoyed cooking, decorating cakes and spending time with her grandchildren. She married Bobby G. Owens Mt. Aerie Baptist Church, March 16, 1956, and he preceded her in death, Dec. 19, 2010. Survivors include her daughters: Cherri (Jeff) Knox of Madison and Jill (James) Powell of Hope; her son: Robert “Butch” (Christine) Owens of Dalhart, Texas; her brother: John R. (Doris) Taylor of Westport; six grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Mary Lou Elliott Bueche’; and brother: Marshall Leroy Taylor. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., May 19, 2014, at Bass & Gasper Funeral Home, with Rev. Barry Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Aerie Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 2 until 6 p.m., May 18, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the Cancer Center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.