Myrtle Mae Marshall Owens

Myrtle Mae Marshall Owens, 84, loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021 in Odessa, Fla., surrounded by her family.

Family graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at New Home Cemetery in Enterprise, with Rev. Cliff Quincy officiating. Vinson’s Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs, Fla., will coordinate with Sorrell’s Funeral Home in Enterprise.

Mrs. Owens was born in Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 4, 1936 to the late Raymond L. Marshall and Berniece V. Marshall. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her late husband, Gaines Aubrey Owens; four sisters, Betty McGovern, Pat Rowland, Kathy Sanden and Rita Scheiding; and three brothers, Ray Marshall, John Marshall and Bob Marshall. She was a dedicated wife and mother who treasured her family, foremost and embraced every moment with them.

Survivors include three daughters: Cynthia Karaphillis (John) of Alachua, Fla., Susan Taylor (Butch) of Enterprise and Brenda Szenay (Craig) of Odessa; two sons, Raymond Owens (Sabrina) of Dalton, Ga., and Richard Owens of Phoenix City; thirteen grandchildren, Jeremy Owens, Brandon Owens, Brittani Fullerton, Ryan Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Brian Szenay, Jarred Owens, Ashley Naylor, Kristin Martin, Olivia Owens, Hannah Owens, Aubrey Taylor and Noah Owens; seventeen great-grandchildren, Oliver Owens, Cade Dixon, Silas Owens, Lilly Taylor, Adalyn Taylor, Presley Fullerton, Ellis Owens, Leo Taylor, Clara Owens, Beno Owens, Kole Naylor, Nolan Szenay, Max Taylor, Magnolia Martin, Ezra Taylor, Austin Naylor and Zion Owens; many nieces; nephews; and four sisters, Margaret Ertzner, Sue Kosiske, Cookie Lane and Linda Grabowski.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries in care of: New Home Baptist Church, 2734 County Road 617, Enterprise, AL 36330.

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Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory, 4550 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, Alabama 36330, (334) 347-9598