Melinda Marie Owens

  • Born: May 18, 1966
  • Died: January 9, 2022
  • Location: Daleville, Indiana

Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service and Crematory

515 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013

Tel. (765) 644-6658

Tribute & Message From The Family


Melinda Marie Owens, 55, of Daleville, IN passed away after a brief illness on January 9, 2022. Melinda was born on May 18, 1966 in Anderson, IN to Michael S. and Margaret E. (Jackson) Brow. Melinda married the love of her life, Kenneth Owens, on October 18, 1986 at St. Mary's Church in Anderson, IN. Melinda graduated from Highland High School in 1984 and she was the last person to dance on the drum at Highland. She was a Majorette, flag twirler, sword, and baton twirler during her time at Highland and she took such pride in that. After high school, Melinda worked a number of jobs, but her most recent was an Operation Manager at Pendleton Avenue Storage. She found her spiritual home at St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a faithful member for many years. She loved gardening, antiquing, traveling, and quilting. Melinda loved life and made an impact on everyone she came in contact with. Most importantly, she loved being a Mimi and her family was her primary focus.
Melinda will be dearly missed by her mother, Margaret Brow; her husband, Kenny Owens; her son, Justin (Alissa) Owens; her grandchildren, Vivian, Evelyn, Samuel, and Ezekiel; her sister, Mary (Chad) Darley; her brothers-in-law, Ronnie (Colleen) Owens and Jonathan Owens; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Michael Brow; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Jackson; her paternal grandparents, Ernie and Madonna Brow; her father and mother-in-law, Roger and Shirley Owens; and her sisters-in-law, Cheryl Lackey and Lisa Easterling.
The visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson, IN 46013. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery. Per the family's request, face masks and social distancing will be required. To leave a memory or an online condolence, please visit www.brownbutzdiedring.com.


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Margy, Kenny and family, We were so sad to hear of Melinda's passing. She was a ray of sunshine and the most caring person to all who knew her. Heaven has a new angel. We are unable to attend the funeral due to illness here, but you will be in our prayers. With love and sympathy, Bob and Jeannie Stoner

Posted by Bob and Jeannie Stoner Stoner - Eaton,, OH - Family   January 13, 2022

I never met her myself, but I know she and her husband produced a great man, and friend in Justin!! My deepest sympathy to the family! Prayers for God's peace as you mourn your loss.

Posted by Michael Ventura - Duncan, SC - Friend   January 13, 2022

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Kenny, Justin, and Jonathan- My heart is broken for your lost. Please know that you are all in my prayers, thoughts, and heart. I want to be there to comfort all of you, but I cannot. May Melinda be graced with eternal rest and may God give you all inner peace. Peace and love, Mary Rhoten

Posted by Mary Rhoten - Daleville, IN - Neighbor   January 13, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Melinda's passing. She always had a smile on her face. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

Posted by Stacy Lutz-Schultz - Fishers, IN - Family   January 13, 2022

My deepest sympathies to the family. Hadn't seen Melinda since before the grandkids came but I am sure she was a wonderful Mimi.

Posted by Carol Phillips - Anderson, IN   January 12, 2022

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home - Anderson, IN   January 12, 2022

I met Melinda "by accident" one day when she stopped by a Bible Study I was attending to ask directions to another location in the church. She came in and stayed....and became a friend to us all. Her smile could light up the darkest space in an instant, and she radiated the love of Jesus to everyone she encountered. I know how much her family meant to her, and my heart and prayers are with all of you as you navigate this sudden loss!

Posted by Sally Adams - Shirley, IN - Friend   January 11, 2022

Sending lots of prayers to you, Mrs. Brow, Mary, Kenny, Justin and family. I have so many good memories of Melinda and how she was such a wonderful soul and friend. I'm heartbroken for your loss.

Posted by Kelley Wells - Waterford, WI   January 11, 2022

So very sorry for your loss . Prayers to you all and God Bless

Posted by Kathryn Barnard delong - Avon park, FL - Family   January 11, 2022


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