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Barbara Cross Owens

Cross Owens

November 4, 1941
November 4, 2020


Barbara J. Cross-Owens 79, of Centralia passed away to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Doctor’s Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Salem. She was born on November 4, 1941 the daughter of Fenton and Mary (Dennis) Cross in Centralia. She married Jim Owens in 1977 and he preceded her in death.

Survivors that will remember Barbara’s bright smile include her beloved children, Marjorie Brown of Salem, Gary Waddel (Julie) of Hoffman, Jerry Waddell (Stacey) of Ina; 20 precious grandchildren; 18 treasured great-grandchildren; dear sister, Elma Lenard; cherished brother, Fenton Cross.

Barbara was preceded in death by both of her parents, Fenton Cross and Mary Grishman; husband, Jim Owens; daughter, Bev Reichman; granddaughter, Makenzie Waddell; and sister, Etta Stubblefield.

Irvin Macz funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Barbara with arrangements. A memorial service will be held by the family at a future date. Memorials may be made in Barbara’s honor to the Family’s Wishes and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Barbara may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.