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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Lucille Alma Owens

  • Lucille Alma Owens, 85, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in Madill. She was born on February 1, 1927, in Hugo, Oklahoma, to the late James Edward Rye and Era Lois Eden Rye.
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  • Lucille Alma Owens, 85, of Madill, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012, in Madill. She was born on February 1, 1927, in Hugo, Oklahoma, to the late James Edward Rye and Era Lois Eden Rye.
    Lucille was a child of the great depression. Her family lived on a small farm near Hugo until 1941. Her dad then moved the family to Coolidge, Arizona, then two years later to Reedley, California. Lucille married Herbert Franklin Owens on June 13, 1948, in Quartzsite, Arizona. He preceded her in death on March 31, 1987. Lucille for most of her life was a housewife and a mother. Later moving back to Lebanon, Oklahoma, she would work at the Pants Factories in Madill and Whitesboro, Texas, helping support her family. Lucille was a member of the Madill Pentecostal Holiness Church and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    She is survived by: children, Mickel Owens, Marietta, Oklahoma, Carl Owens, Sulphur, Oklahoma, and Troy Owens, Madill, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Machelle Hamilton, Weatherford, Oklahoma, Richard Owens, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Jeremy Owens, Plano, Texas, Chris Owens, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and Ryan Owens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six great-grandchildren; brother, James Charles Rye, Paris, California; and sister, Zelma Fay Oliver, Madill, Oklahoma.
    Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Mark Edward and William Rye.
    Casket bearers: Richard Owens, Jeremy Owens, Chris Owens, Ryan Owens, Kent Hamilton and Glendell Parrish.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Watts Funeral Home, Madill. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. Pastor Ron Brannan will officiate the services. Interment will be at the Woodberry Forest Cemetery, Madill, Oklahoma. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
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