Janet Louise Owens

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Obituary

Janet Louise Owens, 74, of Florence, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Ms. Owens was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Clifford James and Dorothy Jane Blair Owens. She was a graduate of McClenaghan High School (‘61) and a lifetime member of St Anthony Catholic Church, where she was the past President of the St. Anthony’s Women’s Club. She worked over 20 years with Belk Department Store and left there to purchase and operate Palmetto Flower Shop, which she did until she became ill. She was known for her kindness and volunteerism throughout the church and community. One such contribution to the community was working with her best friend, Carol Roach, to start and prepare food for the Saturday Parking Lot ministry in Florence.
She is preceded in death in addition to her parents by a brother, Jimmy Owens.
She will be sadly missed by her special nephews Robby Hill of Florence, and Ryan (Haley) Hill of Florence; her siblings, Johnny Owens of Florence, Jeannie (Luke) West of Virginia, Judy (Bob) Floyd of Darlington, Jo (Bill) Murray of Florida, Joyce (Bobby) Hill of Timmonsville, Jayne (Steve) Snowden of Timmonsville, Joe (Yvonne) Owens of Florence, and special niece and great niece with whom she lived with, Blair and Noel Pare’ and a number of other nieces and nephews and her canine companion, Bono.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 19, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church directed by Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home. A Christian wake service will be said at 6:00 PM at the funeral home on Thursday, January 18, 2018 with visitation following until 8:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 2536 West Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, SC 29502.