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Ronald Lee OwenPassing: January 2, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Memorial Service

Friday, January 5th @ 3:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, January 5th @ 12:00pm-3:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

At A Later Date

MITCHELL – Ronald Lee Owen, 81, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born October 3, 1942, in Washington, Indiana, he was the son of William Prentiss and Frieda Mae (Cannon) Owen. He married Beverly Lish on January 13, 1979 and she survives.

Ronald was a 1960 graduate of Paoli High School. He retired from Paoli, Inc. as a foreman. Ronald loved attending sporting events, and was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a member of the Paoli Bowling League and the Old Men’s Golf Scramble Club. Ronald was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford. He liked to travel, enjoyed going to the Orleans Farmer’s Market, and singing in the church choir. Everyone knew him for his love of funny hats.

Surviving are his: wife, Beverly Owen of Mitchell; children, Lisa (Doug) Kirby of Paoli, Jennifer (José Jacquez) Pinnick of Highland, Seth Pinnick of Evansville, and Allison Pinnick of New Harmony; grandchildren, Liz (Todd) Combs of Salem, Ryan Owen of Paoli, and Austin Owen of Paoli; great-grandchildren, Ryder, Cruz, and Briggs, all of Salem; siblings, Robert (Diana) Owen of Huntingburg, Judy Chandler of Riley, and Ellen (Lonnie) Chapman of Birdseye; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

His parents; son, Larry Owen; and brother-in-law, Terry Chandler, preceded him in death.

Memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Judi Early officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions can be made to WildCare, Inc., 198 N. Hartstrait Road, Bloomington, IN 47404 or Fountain Park Chautauqua, PO Box 385, Remington, IN 47977.

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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Paul Noblitt | Orleans
    Date: January 8, 2024
    Sorry to hear. Beverly you where a great 1 st grade teacher.
  2. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: January 6, 2024
    So sorry Bev and family for your loss. Ron always had a smile and a kind word when I would see him.
  3. Guest: Bill Kerby | Paoli, IN
    Date: January 5, 2024
    So sorry for your loss. It’s a loss to anybody that knew Ron. Ron was one of the good memories from our days at Paoli Bowling Lanes. He could always be counted on to bring a smile to your face and brighten your day. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
  4. Guest: Brad & Lee Purlee | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 5, 2024
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Big O…he was much loved by so many people! We will all miss him. Praying for God to comfort his family as you grieve.
  5. Guest: Lisa Buck Tincher | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 5, 2024
    Bev and family, so very sorry for your loss. Will always treasure the friendship and kindness brought to my Mother by you and Ron. She loved you and your family very much. Prayers for all.
  6. Guest: Danny Payton | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: January 4, 2024
    Ron bowled on our bowling team. He was well respected by his teammates. He will surely be missed. Ron was one of the good guys, that's for sure. He gets to see his son again.
  7. Guest: Danjy Payton | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: January 4, 2024
    Ron bowled on our bowling team. He was well respected by his teammates. He will surely be missed. Ron was one of the good guys, that's for sure. He gets to see his son again.
  8. Guest: Jill Morse | Mitchell, IN
    Date: January 3, 2024
    What a wonderful man. You will be missed so much. Thank you for always being so kind to me. Thank you for being one of dad’s very best friends-to the very last day. What a reunion you two will have. Sending love to Bev and the whole family. Thinking of you and oh so many happy memories. ❤❤❤
  9. Guest: Lori Nei | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: January 3, 2024
    I’m so sorry for your incredible loss, Lisa. My heart aches for you.
  10. Guest: Bill & Mary Barnes | Bedford, in
    Date: January 3, 2024
    I remember Ron really skunking me playing eucher and how much fun we had. He will be missed so much.
  11. Guest: Nakeetah Clouse | Mitchell
    Date: January 3, 2024
    Our hearts are broken with the loss of our beautiful neighbor, mailman, and friend! Ron was truly a gentleman and will be greatly missed. Beverly and family, we are so very sorry for your loss! Please, please let us know how we can help!! Tim, Keetah ^& Cole