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Owen Skeens, 86, of Bluestone Road, Morehead, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010 in the St. Claire Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born on September 18, 1924 in Stark, Kentucky, a son of the late Elmer and Laura Conn Skeens.
Mr. Skeens was a retired farmer and World War II Veteran. He served in active duty with the United States Army from 1943 to 1945 and was awarded five bronze stars for the Invasion of Normandy, France, Battle of the Bulge, and Germany, the World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and many ribbons.
He was of the Church of God Faith and was a well known farmer who raised tobacco, hay and cattle. He also enjoyed raising a garden and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 52 years, Kathleen Johnson Skeens, whom he married on December 24, 1958, two daughters, Kimberly Lynn Little (James) and Karen Jo ("Jody") Littleton and Archie Littleton, all of Morehead, one sister, Irene Orrick (Jim) of Ironton, Ohio, one brother, Elden Skeens (Anna Lee) of Morehead, four grandchildren, Gabriel Ryan Littleton, Morgan Gabrielle Littleton, Garrett Owen Little and Griffin James Little all of Morehead and special caregiver, Regina Williams of Flemingsburg.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 18, 2010 in the chapel of the Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home with Reverend Allan Hutchinson and Reverend David Starcher officiating.
Military rites will be conducted immediately after the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home by the Morehead American Legion Post No. 126.
Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is after 5:00 P.M. Friday.
Pallbearers will be James Little, Archie Littleton, Gabriel Ryan Littleton, Garrett Little, Dr. Jim Scott Orrick, John Skeens and Jeff Skeens and honorary pallbearers will be Jack Ratliff, Randy Robinson, Warner Skeens and Gregory Skeens.