Mary Catherine Barney Owens, 86, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011 after a long illness surrounded by loved ones.
Mary was born on March 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Amerigo and Maria Barney. As a young woman, Mary ran the family’s business, Barneys Grocery for many years. She later became a Dept. Manager for JC Penny Co. After moving to Florida and Lewisburg with her late husband Walter F. Owens, Mary would serve as the President of the Lewisburg Woman’s Club. Mrs. Owens returned to Beckley after the death of her husband.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her brothers Pierce, Pete, Joe and Bruno Barney and sister, Helen Walker.
Mary is survived by her step children, Bill E. Owens and wife Dorothy of Lewisburg, David Owens of Clintonville and Charlotte Gates and husband John of Salem, SC, step grandchildren, Terry West and husband David, Bill Owens Jr. and wife Pam, Chuck and Tina Owens, Keith Hallacher and wife Irena, Craig Hallacher and wife Amy and Melissa Havis and husband Charles. Eleven step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her two beloved sisters Alma Woods and Eileen Rahall.
Thanks also to special caregivers Vickie and Leah Bair, Sharon and Megan Holdren and Dee Pack.
Services will be held 1p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the Calfee Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gene Terry officiating. Friends may call on the family 2 hours prior to service. A committal service will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be step grandsons and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia P.O. Box 1472 Beckley, WV 25802-1472
On line condolences may be left at www.calfeefh.com.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.