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Perley Glen Owen, 82, of Broughton, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999 at his home. He was a Protestant by faith.
He was born May 1, 1917 in Pope County, to the late A. W. and Minnie (Morse) Owen.
He retired from Wilcox Co. in Mount Vernon, Indiana as a tool repairman and was also employed for the Indiana Farm Bureau for several years. He was a Navy veteran during World War II serving in the U.S. Seabees section of the Navy.
Mr. Owen was a member of the McLeansboro American Legion Post 106, Carmi Veterans of Foreign War and a member of the Broughton Masonic Lodge No. 963 for 57 years.
On July 5, 1938, in Morganfield, Kentucky, he married the former Opal Delane Tanner. She survives along with a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Vicki Owen of Orchardville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Geraldine and Robert E. Barker of Broughton, Leona and Charles Reed of Crete and Virgie and Paul Ledford of Shorewood; three brothers, Harvey Owen of Clinton, Michigan, Claude Owen of Broughton and Wilburn Owen of Finley, Ohio; four sisters, Essie Graham, Myrtle McDonald and Irene Partain, all of Broughton, and Genevieve Jones of Dixon; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, October 10, 1999, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. The Rev. Bill Gholson officiated. Burial was in Hickory Hill Cemetery near Broughton with military rites by American Legion Post 106.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Virgil, A.W. Jr., and Earl Owen.