Anita Jo Owens

Anita Jo Owens

Monday May 31, 2021
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Anita Jo Owens, age 57, of Pike Creek, passed away on Monday, May 31 at home in the presence of her family.

Anita was a 1981 graduate of William Penn High School where she was a member of the Swim Team and Color Guard. Later she also enjoyed watching her children swim for their schools. She was a retired letter carrier at several locations, most recently Marshalltown Post Office. Anita loved sitting on her deck watching nature and spending time with her family and dogs and being social with her neighbors.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Guy Owens; her children, Brian Owens (Sarah), Megan Owens (Justin Kates) and Nicole Owens; her parents, Harold and Patsy Pawley; her sisters, Debbie Palmer (Ted) and Karen Ash and her granddaughter, Harper.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 4 at NICHOLS-GILMORE FUNERAL HOME, 212 E. Justis St. Newport, DE 19804 where visitation will begin at 10 am. Burial will be private.

Contributions in Anita’s memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 4, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, June 4, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home
    212 East Justis Street
    Newport, DE 19804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, June 4, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, June 4, 2021 11:00am
    Nichols-Gilmore Funeral Home
    212 East Justis Street
    Newport, DE 19804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jack Winn

Posted at 09:43pm
I worked with Anita for many years at the Lancaster Avenue post office and I always knew her to be a hard worker and a good person and she had a beautiful smile. We shared plenty of laughs at the post office as well . My condolences to your family. Peace to you all.

Sandra Miller,RN

Posted at 05:01pm
My deepest condolences to Mr Owens and family for the loss of their beloved Anita. Anita was a special patient of Dr.Mike and I for many years. Anita was determined to fight her disease no matter what" EVIL" drug ( her words ) she needed to take for her illness. My prayers are with you and your children during this most difficult time. Thank you for always helping me to care for Anita. Her nurse @ DCLP , Sandy Miller, R.N.

Stephanie & Andrew Brown

Posted at 10:41am
Megan, we are so very sorry for your loss. We send our love and condolences to you and your family.
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Ruth Gregg

Posted at 01:00am
Was very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family

Joanne Laurent

Posted at 09:36pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with Guy and his family at this most difficult time. Anita was a breath of fresh air! We will miss her hearty laugh, huge smile and spirited ways. Our daughter Sarah was blessed to have her as a loving mother-in-law and friend, and we are so grateful to have had her in our lives too! She will be sorely missed. We hope her family and friends find comfort knowing she is now at peace.

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