Jean Owens, 74, Noblesville, died March 19 at her home. She was born Aug. 8, 1942, to Cecil and Minnie (Harris) Shepherd in Banner, Miss.
Jean was a 1961 graduate of Noblesville High School. From 1972 to 1978, she worked at Jim Dandy Restaurant, and for the next 23 years worked for various banks in the Noblesville area, and as an operation manager at American National Bank, retiring in 2010. Jean was a loving, Christian lady and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lapel; she loved the Lord, loved children, and was a supporter of Vacation Bible School at her church. Jean was a very good and accomplished cook. When her children were young, she was a big supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, where she was in charge of concessions. A loving wife and mother, Jean’s greatest accomplishments were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Emmett “Leon” Owens, children Jeff Owens, Lee Owens, Chris (Carlton) Mills and Brenda Owens, brother Talmadge Shepherd, sisters Betty Clark and Jo Griffin, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Smith, and stepfather Raymond Mundy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, 1448 Conner St., Noblesville, IN 46060; or Brian Noble Children’s Foundation, c/o Bethel Baptist Church, 3308 S. Ind. 13, Lapel, IN 46051.