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Loretta A. (Garrison) Klutz Owens

October 15, 1933 — July 4, 2022

North Manchester

Loretta A. (Klutz) Owens, 88, North Manchester, passed away on July 4, 2022 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester, Indiana. She was born on October 15, 1933 to Joseph I. and Clara A. (Miller) Garrison in Wabash, Indiana.

A year after graduating from Wabash High School, class of 1951, Loretta married James A. Klutz on April 20, 1952. The two would welcome two children, Thomas and Lisa, and be married more than forty years before James’ sudden passing on November 4, 1996. Loretta married Charles L. Owens two years later on June 27, 1998 and the two would create a blended family; Loretta gaining a step-son, James, and a step-daughter, Susan. Charles passed away on October 27, 2006.

Loretta worked at Heckman Bindery for many years, intermittently for 10 years and then continuously for another 18 years. In her younger years she loved to cook and bake for her family and would travel whenever the opportunity arose. Always strong in her faith, Loretta was a member of Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester and loved spending time socializing and dining with friends. She loved Manchester High School sports and was an avid IU basketball and Notre Dame football fan. Her grandchildren were incredibly important to her and fueled her love for Christmas shopping. Loretta was strong-willed and found any reason she could to stay active.

The loving memory of Loretta A. (Klutz) Owens will be forever cherished by her son, Thomas (Cheryl) Klutz, North Manchester; daughter, Lisa (Greg) Carter, North Manchester; step-children, James (Barbara) Owens, Indianapolis, and Susan (Barry) Epply, Wabash; grandson, Brent Klutz, North Manchester, and great-grandchildren, Bryce, Hunter, and Jaxston Klutz all of North Manchester. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph I. and Clara A. (Miller); husband, James A. Klutz; husband, Charles L. Owens; sisters, Thelma Brown, Marjorie Taylor, Gertrude Burkhart, and Mary Harnish.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Loretta Owens, memorial may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Manchester High School Athletics, 1 Squire Drive, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

The family of Loretta A. (Klutz) Owens has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.


Manchester High School Athletic Department
1 Squire Drive, North Manchester IN 46962

Congregational Christian Church
310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester IN 46962

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