Jean Owens, 78, of Palatka, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at her home following an extended illness. She was a native of Oswego, NY and a graduate of Oswego High School. She moved to Putnam County in the early 1970’s coming from Virginia. She had worked as a manager of Sonny’s BBQ in Palatka for over 20 years. Jean had many talents and hobbies including oil painting, decorating cakes, playing several instruments, knitting and crocheting. She was also a master seamstress and could be found at the end of the day sewing something new for her children. She was of the Catholic faith and was the happiest when she was helping others.
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She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Rose Denson, and siblings, Alice North and her husband, Bill, Ann Bennett and Ralph Denson, Jr.
Jean is survived by her children, Deborah Hampton (Fred Mussari) of St. Augustine, Donna Owens (Chuck Rutten) of Palatka, Danielle Shoemaker (Anthony) of Palatka, Doralynn Owens of Jacksonville and Thomas Owens of Palatka, siblings, Linda Leary (Kenneth) of Pulaski, NY, Marilyn Alteri of Syracuse, NY and Raymond Denson of Putnam County, and grandchildren, Austin Shoemaker, Madison Owens and Erin Owens.
No services are scheduled at this time.
To honor the memory of Jean, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, that you “Pay It Forward” and help someone in need.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jean’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.