John Cornelius Owens, age 82, passed away early Monday morning at his home in Osgood. John was born on March 9, 1936 the son of the late Glen and Ethel (Goodpaster) Owens in Vernon, In. His family would later move outside of Osgood.He met early in life Kathryn (Groves) and they were united in marriage on April 21, 1956 and would spend the rest of their lives together. They were blessed with 5 children.John was a dedicated employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg for nearly 50 years. He was also a faithful member of the Osgood Christian Church. He always enjoyed buying and selling just about anything. He would enjoy going to flea markets and different sales around the area always interacting with people. When he left the house, you really had no idea what he may come home with. He rooted for Cincinnati teams to win, whether it be the Reds, Bengals, or Bearcats. He had a competitive side and liked to build race cars and go carts.He is survived by wife Kathryn, sons; Mark (Carol) of Osgood and Mike of Tell City, daughters Mary Levi of Osgood, Amber (Adolfo) Lopez of Osgood, grandkids; Johnny, Josh, Lance, Jeremy, Kari, and Dusty, several great grandchildren, brother Joe (Susan) of Osgood, sisters Georgie (Jerry) Adkinson and Lue (Richard) Trueblood. He was preceded in death by son Rodney, grandsons; Mike and Rusty, son in law Chuck Levi, brothers; Charlie, Russ, Gene, Dennis, Rawley, and Jim, and sister Faye.Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 12, 2018 from 4-7 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home, funeral services will be held on Thursday December 13, 2018 at 11 am., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greendale Cemetery. Memorials maybe made out to the family in care of the funeral home.
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise members of the public to take the following precautions, following the recent fire at the Riverton City Dump. Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by doing the following:• Minimize all outdoor activities and persons living in and around the vicinity of the Riverton City Dump should close windows and doors to prevent excessive exposure.• Persons who suffer from asthma and other respiratory illnesses should cover mouth and nose with a clean damp rag to protect themselves from inhalation of smoke and dust particles.• Keep children indoors as much as possible; look out for any difficulty in breathing or any discomfort that your child may experience.• Persons with illnesses such as heart or lung conditions and other chronic diseases should continue to take medications as prescribed.• Anyone who is experiencing difficulty breathing, wheezing or tightness in the chest should seek urgent medical assistance.