Elbert Owens

November 29, 1940 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 81)


Elbert Owens, age 81, of South Milford died suddenly on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at home.

He was born November 29, 1940, in Hindman, Kentucky, to the late, Luther and Mazie (Johnson) Owens. 

Elbert married Carolyn Risner on September 9, 1962, Mason, Michigan; they have shared 59 years of marriage. 

He had worked at North End Foundry for 25 years; and then retired out from Colwell.

Survivors include:

Wife, Carolyn Owens of South Milford.

Daughter and Son in Law, Michelle and Michael Strater of South Milford.

Nephews, Dennis Halsey, Gary Halsey, Danny Jo Stephens, Kenneth Freed and Michael Freed.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Irene Brown and Anna Lee Stephens; niece, Pamela Sue Miller.


Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main St., Kendallville, with calling two hours prior to the service.

Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Rick Davis.

Burial will be in Brushy Chapel in Lagrange.

In lieu of flowers preferred memorials are to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


To send flowers to Elbert's family, please visit our floral store.


April 2, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

1:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

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