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Julie Anne (Neary) Owen

August 8, 1967 — July 22, 2021

Julie Anne Owen, 53, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital, Lawrenceburg, IN.

Julie was born on August 8, 1967 in La Porte, IN, to Timothy Neary and Sylvia Thode.

On August 1, 1992 in La Porte, IN she married Thomas Jay Owen, who survives.  Also surviving are her children, Joktan Owen of La Porte, Japheth (Heather) Owen of Burlington, KY, Isaiah (Hannah) Owen of La Porte, Elijah (Liz) Owen of Valparaiso, Chloe (Russell) Rivas Palacios of Mesa, AZ, Rutheva (Takaya) Owen-Konishi of Ikoma, Japan, Hephzibah Owen of La Porte, Naomi Owen of Greendale, IN, and Esther Owen of Greendale, IN; 5 grandchildren, Francis, Lucy, Eliseus, Vivianna, and Adonis; mother, Sylvia Thode; siblings, Jennifer (Tim) Neary-Kluska of La Porte, John Neary of La Porte, Joel Neary of Elkhart, and Thomas Drnek II of La Porte; in-laws, Larry (Mary) Owen, Sr. of La Porte, step-mother, Lisbeth Neary of Bedford, IN; great-uncle, Don Bowman of La Porte; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Timothy Neary, maternal grandparents, Carl (Kathryn) Thode; and paternal grandparents, Charles (Loretta) Neary.

Julie worked in housekeeping at The Creation Museum.  She was a lifetime member of the Ark Encounter and The Creation Museum.  Julie was also a member of Planet Fitness.

Julie enjoyed exercising, particularly loving to hike, dive, and cycle.  She enjoyed sewing, baking bread, taking road trips, and adventuring.  Julie loved to serve others, especially her family, whom she loved doing parties for.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at First Church of God with Pastor Jeff Zigler officiating.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021 at First Church of God and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to The Creation Museum and AiG-US Headquarters, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd., Petersburg, KY 41080 or La Porte Co. Right to Life, P.O. Box 9404, Michigan City, IN 46361-9404.

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