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PEKIN ~ Kathleen Owens, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at her home.

She was born May 19, 1945 in Hornbeak, Tennessee to Presley James and Ludie Belle (Jerdan) Orr, she married Arthur Joseph Owens, Jr. on May 14, 1966 in Chicago. He died November 6, 2004 in Pekin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mark.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy (Curt) Vernon of Little Rock, AR; one son, Michael J. Owens of Pekin; four grandchildren, Jessica Rose of Itasca, Matthew Rose, and Tyler and Sarah Vernon, all of Little Rock, AR and two great-grandchildren, Riley and Charlie.

Kathleen retired from the printing department at Container Corporation of America in Carol Stream.

She enjoyed reading, painting and spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kathleen attended Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. There will be no service or visitation. Burial will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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