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Colvin Maddox Owen

Obituary for Colvin Maddox Owen

November 26, 1928 - April 13, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 91


Colvin M. Owen, 91, of Owensboro passed away Monday, April 13, 2020, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.

Colvin was born November 26, 1928, in Livermore Ky., to the late James G. "Jay" and Ludye Mae Owen. Although Mr. Owen lived in Owensboro most of his adult life, he always considered Livermore "home". Colvin graduated from Livermore High School and attended Western Kentucky University before returning to teach at Island Elementary School. Mr. Owen retired from General Electric Company after thirty-two years of service. Mr. Owen was an avid golfer and a competitive athlete in any game he played. He loved family gatherings and especially enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Bradshaw and three brothers, Tom, Jerry and Ted Owen.

Mr. Owen is survived by his life-long love, Lavelle J. Owen. Colvin and Lavelle were married almost seventy-one years. Also surviving Mr. Owen are his three children, Dr. James Owen (Lucy) of Lexington, KY, Judy O. Harden (Phil) of Lexington KY and Jeanie Owen Miller (Larry) of Owensboro, KY; seven grandchildren, Ann Marie Papania (Matt) of Owensboro, Jackie Condo (Tim) of Lexington, KY, Jenna H. Fee (Josh) of Lexington, KY, Jay Harden (Mary Ellen) of Lexington, Jacob Owen (Jenny) of Lawrenceburg, KY., Lucy Owen of Lexington, KY and Mills Mebane (Jay) of Durham N.C.; and twelve great-grandchildren.

In compliance with health and public safety directives, arrangements for Mr. Owen are private. Entombment will be at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to Livermore Baptist Church, P.O. Box 187, Livermore, KY 42352, Settle Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 E. 4th St., Owensboro, KY 42303 or Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

The Owen family wishes to thank Dr. Matt Carrico and his staff for the kind attention and help with Mr. Owen's care.

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Services Will Be Private

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Livermore Baptist Church
    P.O. Box 187
    Livermore, KY 42352
  • Settle Memorial United Methodist Church
    201 E. Fourth Street
    Owensboro, KY 42303

Arrangements By

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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