|Nellie V. Owen age 92 of Knoxville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois.
Nellie was born March 2, 1920 in Fulton County, Illinois the daughter of Earl and Emma (Tasker) Combs. She married Gerald Dean Owen on September 2, 1941 in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 14, 2004.
She is survived by her two daughters: Wanda (John) Erwin of Knoxville, Illinois and Linda (Lyman) Walter of Maquon, Illinois, five grandchildren: Todd (Julie) Walter of Maquon, Lori (Dan) West of Gilson, Debbie (Raymond) May of Galesburg, Amy (David) Reynolds of Knoxville, Brad Erwin of Chandler, Arizona, nine great-grandchildren: Nicol, Matt, Emma, Jennifer, Michael, Dean, Tara, Amber, and Shawn. She is also survived by five great-great-grandchildren.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, Alice Owen Cooper and one brother, Howard Combs.
Nellie enjoyed sewing, fishing, cooking for her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was also a member of the Knox County Home Extension.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. David Shreeves will be officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Memorial donations may be left to the Maquon United Methodist Church or to the Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com