Obituary for Lottie Owen Mabes
Lottie Grubb Owen Mabes, 93, of Salem, Va., went to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2017.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and was always caring for others. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Salem, and retired from Lawrence Transportation Systems.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Lena Grubb; three sisters, Ruie G. McKee, Gladys G. Bayse, and Lillie G. Starling; one brother, Robert A. Grubb; her husband of 60 years, Richard William Owen, Sr.; and her second husband, Harry William Mabes.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Richard W. Owen, Jr. and wife, Ursula, of Cave Creek, Ariz; Carol Owen Loveless of Ellicott City, Md., and son-in-law, Jeffrey Loveless; Judy O. Fisher and husband, Jim, of Salem; nine grandchildren, Major USMC Ret. Richard W. Owen, III, SFC US Army Ret. Robert W. Owen and wife, Angela, Cole Owen, Brad Loveless, Kristin Loveless, Kelly L. Dillon and husband, Mike, Chris Fisher, Will Fisher, and Chad Fisher; four great-grandchildren, Dakota and Jack Owen, and Peyton and Brighton Owen; and sister-in-law, Rosa Grubb. Extended family members include Jimmie D’Ann Owen, Betty Jo and Carl Shultz, Dennis and Karen Mabes, Kenny and Catina Mabes, and their families. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A special thanks to Heartland Hospice and the Friendship Living staff for their loving care.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. A service of interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, also in Salem, with Rev. Dan Netting officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church at 712 Front Avenue in Salem, Va. 24153. Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnmoakey.com.