McPHERSON — Harry Leon “Papa Harry” Owen, 57, of McPherson, passed away on May 19 unexpectedly at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Dec. 27, 1954, in Great Bend, he was the son of William Emmett “Bill” and Glenda Vivian (Muench) Owen. He attended Great Bend grade schools and Great Bend High School. Currently working for Stanion Wholesale Electric Company of McPherson as a counter salesman, he had worked for them for over 22 years.
Survivors include his children, Sara Anderson and her husband Shad of McPherson, Josh Brown of Galva, and Shelby Sain and her husband David of Axtell; a sister, G. Lee Brandon of McPherson; six grandchildren, Kelsey Anderson, Rilynn Anderson, Blade Anderson, Jaycie Farley, Hunter Sain, and Duncan Sain; other relatives and a host of co-workers and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at New Hope Evangelical Church in McPherson with Pastor George Bocox officiating. Interment will be private and at convenience of the family at the Great Bend Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to McPherson Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home*
222 West Euclid Street
McPherson, KS 67460
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 23, 2012