Clifford Eugene Owens, 94, of Mascoutah, IL, born May 18, 1927 in Coulterville, IL, passed away Saturday July 10, 21 at Brightly Senior Living Center in Mascoutah, IL. Mr. Owens had been a lab and x-ray technician for 18 years in area hospitals, was a lab analyst for 17 years at the Baldwin, IL power plant and had his own clinical lab for 11 years. He honorably served his country towards the end of World War II with the United States Marine Corp. As a Private First Class, he participated in the occupation of China from February to October in 1946.
Mr. Owens was preceded in death by his parents; Arthur and Emma (Ackroyd) Owens, 1 first wife; Roberta Jean Redpath who he married in June 1946 and who passed away in 1981, second Sarah “Sally” Ellen (Tredway) Owens, whom he married in October 1983 and who passed away on November 1, 2020, son; Steven Robert Owens, one sister; Sharon (and husband William) Anderson and one brother; Burnell (and wife Jacqueline Gile) Owens and one brother-in-law; William Beckley.
Clifford is survived by two stepchildren; William Harrell of Tempe, AZ and Belinda Harrell Diecker of Marissa, IL, two sisters; Lois Beckley of Tilden, IL and Carol (Larry) Dornin of Hillsboro, MO, 5 grandchildren; Amanda (Chris Stargioti) Harrell, Ryan (Suzette) Diecker, Jeffery Harrell, Christina (John Gerger) Diecker and Andrew (Alison Inness) Diecker, three great-grandchildren; Connor, Madison and Adeline, two step great-grandchildren; Fin and Marlee and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Sonshine Corner in Marissa, IL, or Marissa’s United Methodist Church window restoration project.
Visitation: public visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday July 17, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL
Funeral; Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday July 17, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Marissa, IL with Pastor Cody Battefeld officiating. Burial will follow at Marissa TWP Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.