Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Christopher Merl "Chris" Owens, 55, of Wheaton, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, in his home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1956, in Knoxville, Tenn., the son of Billy and Wanda (Cochran) Owens. On Feb. 11, 1995, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was united in marriage to Claudia Heintz, who survives.

Additional survivors include: his mother, Wanda Rouse; one brother, Paul Owens; and two sisters, including Mary Ellen Rouse all of Knoxville, Tenn.

Preceding him in death was his father.

He grew up and received his education in Knoxville, Tenn., where he graduated from high school. Most of his life was spent as a janitor for the Knoxville school system. Around seven years ago, he moved to Missouri to make his home. He was a member of the Body of Christ Outreach Ministries in Rocky Comfort.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in the Body Of Christ Outreach Ministries at Rocky Comfort.

Cremation arrangements are under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.

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