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Jean Ann Austin Owenby

March 26, 1942 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Jean Ann Austin Owenby Obituary

Jean Ann Owenby, age 81 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Jean was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on March 26, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Otto Jennings & Nellie May Austin. Jean married the love of her life, Oscar Eldon Owenby on July 13, 1957. They secretly eloped with the help of Jean’s brother, Bob and his wife, and lived a wonderful life together. Jean and Oscar raised their three sons in Flint, Michigan, then retired in 1989 to Panama City Beach, Florida for 15 years before moving to Demorest, Georgia to be closer to their family. She worked in a variety of jobs throughout her lifetime.  Some of these were with A.C. General Motors, Farview Ltd and a variety of part time jobs she took to support her shopping hobby. In her spare time, Jean was an avid reader, enjoyed being a part of a book clubs and playing Dominos with her cherished friends. She loved shopping and looking for new treasures that she liked to share with the people she cared about. Most of all, Jean loved her family, especially her great-granddaughters, David’s twins, Charlotte & Penelope (2yrs).

Survivors include her husband of an amazing 66 years, Oscar Eldon Owenby of Demorest, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Douglas & Susan Kay Owenby of Frankenmuth, MI; Dennis Owenby of Oxford, MI; Marty Owenby of Demorest, GA; grandsons, David Owenby; Daniel Owenby and his wife Midori; great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Penelope Owenby.

Jean’s wishes were to be cremated.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held this spring in Georgia.

Details to be announced amongst family and friends at a later date.

An online guest registry is available for the Owenby family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256  

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