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Frances Hamm Owen, 1919-1998

Daily Iowegian - 18 May 1998
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  Frances Owen, 78, of Centerville died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon.
  She was born Aug. 9, 1919, in Mystic, the daughter of Carl and Dessie (Shaeffer) Hamm.
  She married Kenneth Owen Oct. 7, 1937, in Cincinnati. He survives.
  Also surviving are a son, Keith Owen and his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Diana Glenn and her husband, John, of Centerville; a brother, Carl Hamm of Jerome; three sisters, Margaret Jones and her husband, George, and Phyllis Disney and her husband, LaVerne, all of Jerome, and Dorothy Moore of East Moline, Ill.; and four grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents.
  She was a homemaker and managed the Jerome Trading Post. She had been a 4-H leader and a member of the Extension council. She was a member of the Gospel Church of Jerome.
  Private graveside services will be held. The family will receie friends at the family home west of Jerome from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
  A memorial has been established to the Jerome Cemetery and contributions may be left at the Lange Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements.

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