Mary C. Owens, 96, of Springfield, died at 6:10 am, Monday, December 28, 2015 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born May 23, 1919, in Springfield, to Ralph and Mona Graham Rayburn. She married Carrol Owens in February 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1982.
Survivors include two granddaughters, Rhonda (Mark) Krueger of Peru, Illinois and Monica (Fiancé’ Bryon Muench) Owens of Loami; three great grandchildren, Connor Owens, Claire Muench and Marcus Krueger and one sister-in-law, Betty Rayburn of Madison, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Gerald Lynn “Jerry” Owens in 2007 and one brother Vance Rayburn
Mary was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, never missing a game on TV. She enjoyed BINGO, crocheting and baking for others
She was a graduate of Edinburg High School and Memorial Medical Center Nursing School. She worked for twenty-one years at Illinois National Bank in their vault.
Private family services and burial will be held at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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