Jean Owens, 74, of Noblesville, passed away on the early morning of Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home. She was born on August 8, 1942 to Cecil and Minnie (Harris) Shepherd in Banner, Mississippi.
Jean was a 1961 graduate of Noblesville High School. From 1972-78, she worked at Jim Dandy Restaurant, and for the next 23 years, worked for various banks in the Noblesville area, and as Operation Manager at American National Bank, retiring in 2010. Jean was a loving, Christian lady and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lapel; she loved the Lord, loved children, and was a supporter of Vacation Bible School at her church. Jean was a very good and accomplished cook; when her children were young, she was a big supporter of the Boys & Girls Club where she was in charge of concessions. A loving wife and mother, Jean's greatest accomplishment was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Emmett "Leon" Owens; children, Jeff Owens, Lee Owens, Chris (Carlton) Mills, and Brenda Owens; brother, Talmadge Shepherd; sisters, Betty Clark, and Jo Griffin; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Smith; and step-father, Raymond Mundy.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street, in Noblesville. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Jimmy Gilbert and Pastor Eric Boling officiating. Burial will be at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1448 Conner Street, Noblesville, IN 46060; or Brian Noble Children's Foundation, c/o Bethel Baptist Church, 3308 S State Road 13, Lapel, IN 46051.