Laura M. Owens, 96, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Laura M. Owens, 96, passed away November 10, 2021 at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had been a resident.

Born on Feb. 24, 1925, in NYC, NY, a daughter of George and Minnie (Drasche) Miller, Laura attended school in NYC.

She married Eugene B. Owens, of Kentucky, in Watertown, NY and the couple resided in Black River.

Mr. Owens worked at St. Regis Paper Co. and Champion Paper Co, in Deferiet, as a machinist. Mrs. Owens was a homemaker and she was an avid quilter.

Among her survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip H. and Shirley Owens, of Clayton; a daughter, Diane E. James, of Stanford, KY; three grandchildren, six great-granddaughters and a great grandson.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, two brothers and a sister.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

There will be no services.  Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clayton at the convenience of the family.

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