Marlene Annette Owsley, age 69 of Lima, died at 11:55 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 10, 1941 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of Lawrence B. and Marcella Palmer Seaman. Both parents are deceased. In December 1963 she married Sam Owsley, who survives.
Mrs. Owsley graduated from Bath High School. While in high school she won Miss Betty Crocker and when asked what her goal is life was, she replied “housewife”. During this time she became a seamstress. A few years after her marriage; she became a Land Lady; mastering repairs on everything in and around the house. She enjoyed working on houses and able to plumb, do electrical work and tar roofs. She was a “Super Woman.” She enjoyed the outdoors, scrap booking, and dancing.
She had helped Dr. Rudy Schneidhorst, DVM. She continued to nurture sick animals and loving all animals, cats, dogs, and especially her chickens.
She was an all around very social person, having a passion for life. Helping people and always willing to lend a helping hand. She was full of advice and would always get to the point; considered a Mom to many. Very content with what she had, she never asked for much. She was blessed with a loving family and many friends.
Other survivors include 1 son – Kenneth S. Owsley of Lima; 5 grandchildren – Karlene Owsley, Anita Owsley, Venessa Owsley, Hunter Owsley, and Kenneson Owsley; 4 brothers – Carl (Veronica) Hinton of Arizona; Larry (Koneta) Seaman of Arizona; Keith (Lisa) Seaman of Lima; Joe Sherman of Lima; 4 sisters – Jane Groves of California; Sue Brown of California; Grace (Mark) Lugibil of Lima; Deanna (Billie Gene) Smith of Lima.
Funeral services will begin 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Matthew Oliver will officiate. Burial will follow in Ward Cemetery, Bath Township.
The family will receive friends from noon till the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Cancer Center, Lima.
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm