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Dyrs N. Owens, 87, Silver Lake, IN died at 10:51 p.m. August 20, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born April 26, 1931 at Salyersville, KY to Warnie & Susan (Wireman) Owens. He married Eva D. Brown who preceded him in death November 8, 1986. He married again to Eva Adams on November 22, 2011. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Danny L. Owens, New Palestine, IN and Ricky J. Owens, Elkhart, IN. A daughter, Kathy Jackson, North Manchester, IN. Two step-sons, Jim Adams, North Manchester, IN and Wayne Adams, Warsaw, IN. A step-daughter, Dunyale Tolliver, Fort Wayne, IN. A brother, Virgil Owens, Homer, MI and two sisters, Della Mae Allen and Mary Ellen Harper, both of Salyersville, KY. Nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Eva, two sons Dyrs Owens Jr. who died May 17, 2011 and Donald R. Owens who died September 3, 2013, a step son Rickey Adams, a step daughter Marjorie Hughes, five brothers and a sister. A member of Congregation Christian Church at North Manchester, Dyrs was a lifelong farmer owning his own dairy farm east of Silver Lake for 55 years. He was a lover of the outdoors, hunting and fishing. A cowboy at heart he enjoyed horseback riding and traveling to Wyoming, Kentucky and around Indiana. He loved his "babies", canines Sammy & Dixie.
Services will be held Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN. Friends and family may call on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate and burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Dyrs Owens, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Condolences may be sent to the family at mckeemortuary.com