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earl owensEarl Franklin Owens, 98, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal.

He was born Feb. 10, 1921 to Benjamin Franklin and Estella Mae (Louthan) Owens in Kismet. 

He married Eleanor Chapman April 28, 1940 at the United Brethren Church in Kismet. She preceded him in death Dec. 9, 1978. 

He married Pauline Olsen Renick May 7, 1982 at Friends Church in Liberal.  She preceded him in death Jan. 30, 1992. 

He married Rita Betham Hardy June 1, 1997. She preceded him in death March 12, 2010. 

He graduated from Kismet High School in 1939. 

He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 in the Philippines during WWII. 

He also served during the Korean War as a sergeant (instructor, combat engineer). 

He worked at Panhandle Eastern as an Engineer, Rolfsmier Dairy as a herdsman, and was self employed as a handyman and electrician. 

He was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Survivors include son, Galen Owens and wife, Gail, Liberal; grandchildren, Andrew Owens and wife, Lisa, Liberal, and Dennis Owens and wife, Kayla, Plains; three great-grandchildren: Bryson, Luke, Ellie Owens; and many other friends and family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Edwin Owens, John Kelly Owens, and Owen Dean Owens; and three sisters: Gladys Owens Brown, Lila Owens Maupin, and Vera Owens.

• Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the Kismet Cemetery in Kismet with Pastor Andrew Wehling presiding.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 with the family present to great friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal. 

Memorials are suggested to the Kismet Alumni, in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901. 

Condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.

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