Mary Owens


MADISON - Mary M. Owens, age 87, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 15, 1934, in Dodgeville, to Roy and Marian (Dobson) O'Neill. She was married to Robert "Dwight" Owens.

Mary worked at WPS for many years and was a lifetime auxiliary member of VFW Post 1318. She enjoyed volunteering at the Monona Senior Center, traveling and, in later years, winning the prize for the oldest family member at our family reunions!

Mary is survived by her son, Charlie Owens; stepdaughter, Karen Behling; daughter-in-law, Karen Owens; sister, Rita O'Neill; sisters-in-law, Dorothy O'Neill and Vicki O'Neill; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dwight; stepson, Richard Owens; brothers, Donald and Charlie O'Neill; and her sister, Linda O'Neill.

Services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. Burial will be held at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon, Wis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to VFW Auxiliary Post 1318. Online condolences may be made at

We will miss you, Aunt Mary. Until we meet again, "As I was saying!"

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420