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Ione M. (Swartz) Owens

May 18, 1930 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 91)


Ione M. (Swartz) Owens, 91, of Van Wert, passed away early Saturday morning, July 10, 2021 in Van Wert.

She was born on May 18, 1930, in Van Wert county, the daughter of the late O. B. and Ruby (Brown) Swartz. She married Glenn Haydn Owens, who passed away on August 29, 2013. Together, they shared many years of memories.

She had attended the former Hoaglin-Jackson High School.

Ione formerly worked at Van Wert Manufacturing. She later retired as Cafeteria Supervisor from the Van Wert County Hospital after 25 years of service.

Ione was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, where she served on the music committee and was active in the Women's Club.

Surviving are her two sons, Donald Owens and Jeff Owens, both of Van Wert; grandchildren, Brian Owens of Van Wert and Kayla Mumford of Westerville, Ohio; great grandchildren, Griffin Owens, Olivia Mumford and Hailey Mumford; and her twin sister, Leone Pollock of Van Wert.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ione was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ray Swartz; two sisters, Ruth Wilkin and Mary Wertz; and a daughter in law, Diana Owens.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Salem Presbyterian Church, Venedocia, with Rev. Thomas Emery, officiating. Interment will follow in Venedocia Cemetery, Venedocia, OH. There will be a funeral luncheon served at the church after the interment.

Visitation will be 2:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert. Also, one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ione`s memory may be sent to Salem Presbyterian Church Major Improvement Fund.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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July 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

July 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Salem Presbyterian Church
15240 Main St, Box 662
Venedocia, OH 45894

July 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Salem Presbyterian Church
15240 Main St, Box 662
Venedocia, OH 45894


Salem Presbyterian Church
15240 Main St, Box 662, Venedocia OH 45894
Tel: 4196674142

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