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Duane E. "Nub" Owen

d. December 13, 2017

Duane E. "Nub" Owen, age 89, of Johnston township, OH, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Gillette Nursing Home in Warren, OH. He was born December 27, 1927, in Greene township, OH, a son of Elmer and Evea (Tomlinson) Owen. A lifelong area resident, Nub was a graduate of Gustavus School; and was a veteran having served in the U.S. Marines in World War II. He retired from American Welding in Warren after being employed for many years. He was mostly known for hauling cattle and horses in the area; and enjoyed going to auctions and buying, selling, and trading. He enjoyed riding horses, going on trail rides, and had shown Draft horses. As his children were growing up and were active in 4-H he enjoyed taking them to the fairs and showing their horses. Nub married Hazel (Cushman) in 1950, and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2002. He is also preceded by his parents; a granddaughter, Debra Phillips; and 13 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his 3 daughters, Sandy (Bob) Phillips of Gustavus township,OH, Linda Ricks of Fayetteville, NC, and Shirley (Dave) Rice of Gustavus township,OH; his brother, Donald "Tub" (Elvira) Owen of Streetsboro, OH; 6 Grandchildren, Lori (Craig) Morgan, Jennifer Stephens, Angel Core, Derik Core, Jayme (Amanda) Rice, and Gary (Tristan) Rice; 9 Great Grandchildren, Seth, Brooke, Hudson, Ainsley, Avery, Brinley, Josh, Kaela, and Thayne; 1 Great-Great Granddaughter, Lacie; and his companion, Jan Buber of Johnston township, OH. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH. A private burial of cremated remains will take place later in Johnston Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Harbor Light Hospice,800 Roosevelt Rd., Bldg C Suite 206, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 or at An online guestbook is available at

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Johnston Cemetery



Saturday, December 16 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman
8569 Main St. P.O. Box 285
Kinsman OH 44428

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