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Rosa Della Owen
Rosa Della OwenCrossRosa Della Owen, age 93, of Marion, Ohio, died Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM at Marion Manor Nursing Home.  She was born July 16, 1918 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County to the late Paul O. and Ivah (Trihaft) Owen.

Della is survived by a sister; Mary Stevenson of Marion, and a brother; Preston Owen of Cardington. Nieces; Ann (Bob) Kirkpatrick, Sue Bumgarner, Nancy (Donzil) Hall, Becky (Dick) Hix, and Lynn (Val) Harris. Nephews; Walter (Marcia) Nickel and Howard (Sue) Nickel.  There are great nieces and nephews and even great great nieces and nephews.  Paul and Rachel Trihaft of LaRue and Chet and Beth Kurtz of Bellefontaine are surviving cousins. A sister; Lillie Mae Nickel and a brother; John Owen preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Wesley Circle.  Member of the Altrusa International, Inc. of Marion, Ohio, since 1956 and was president in 59-60. Beta Gamma Chapter of Lanbda Chi Omega Sorority. A Grange member since 1925 and at present belonging to Tymochtee Grange. Also member of the Friends of the Library Marion, Ohio. Della worked most of her life at Van Atta Supply as office manager and head bookkeeper.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Prospect Street United Methodist Church in Marion, Ohio. Pastors Nancy Goulet and Joe Miller will officiate.  Burial will be in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call at the Church in Marion on Tuesday May 29, 2012 from 4 to 8 PM.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is helping the family with arrangements.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Prospect Street United Methodist Church. 185 S. Prospect  St. Marion, Ohio 43302.

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#1 from: Robert & Connie Fritz
Mt. Gilead, Ohio
Sun, May 27, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Sorry to learn of Dellas passing.  She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.  

#2 from: Ruth Coulter Johnson
Safety Harbor Florida 35695
Mon, May 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

So sorry to hear of Dellas  passing.   She was my mothers 1st cousin (Dora Marie Dilsaver Coulter.     Della was was a beautiful lady and a joy to our lives.    My sympathy  to all the family.   Sent with Love,  Ruth

#3 from: Cathy Abrams
Morral, Ohio
Mon, May 28, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Della was such a nice and caring person. I knew her for many years while I managed Marion Towers . She will be missed by many.

#4 from: Marsha Price
Marion, Ohio
Tue, May 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I've known Della for nearly 30 yrs since I came to Marion.  I took over the prayer chain from her. I was in Wesleyan & Hilda Weiss Circles with her as well as UMW.  She was lovely and we all loved her.  Marsha Price, Prospect St United Methodist Church

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