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A.J. Owens


A.J. Owens, 61, LaGrange, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born December 28, 1950, in Covington, Ky., to Benjamin and Kizzie (Ritchie) Owens.

    Moving to the area from the Yukon about 10 years ago, he went to culinary school to become a chef. He was a chef at T.J. Iannarelli’s Italian Restaurant in Howe. 

    Surviving are five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Joyce and Terry Iannarelli, Howe, Dahlia and Rusty Newsom, Hudson, Hollie (Richardson) Shepherd and Rick Shepherd, Howe, Patricia Trinh, LaGrange, and Jada and Shane Tyler, Kendallville; and one brother, Gary Owens, Wolcottville.

    Visitation is 10 a.m.-noon Friday, May 11, at Howe United Methodist Church.

    Services will be noon Friday, May 11, at Howe United Methodist Church with Reverend Jean Ness officiating.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.