Diane Owens

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Diane Louise Owens, nee Bux, 70, of Swansea, IL, born February 18, 1953, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Diane loved to golf and bowl. She was an avid Saint Louis Cardinals baseball fan and loved NFL football. Diane enjoyed traveling with her husband to different PGA Golf Tournaments.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Sylvia, nee Blinn, Bux.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Ralph Owens, whom she married in August of 1989;
one brother, Greg (Allison) Bux;
a sister-in-law, Stephanie Phillippo;
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews;
and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

FuneralA memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Harvey Gaither officiating.

Burial of cremated remains will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


12 Comments on Diane Owens

Ed French said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2023 at 11:30 AM

Ralf just heard of Diane's passing. She was a very nice and carrying person. Will never forget her pulling the bee stinger out of my lip as my playing partner in a golf tournament!

  • Swansea
  • IL
Norma Smith said : Guest Report Jul 11, 2023 at 1:55 PM

Ralph, I just saw this. You don't know how often I have thought of Diane. I remember Deb, Luann, she and I at college at BAC. They were happy memories The last time I saw Diane was at Deb's funeral...should have gotten her address then.But I am glad I knew her. God Bless

  • Billings
  • MT
Dawna and AL Fennewald said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 4:06 PM

Greg, we are so very sorry for your loss. Though I didn't know her well I do remember she was very sweet. 💔💔

  • Bew baden
  • IL
WANDA L WEBER JACOBS said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 10:05 PM

Art and I are so sorry for the loss of your sweet sister, Diane. She was so wonderful. May she rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
steve and vickie mathis said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 9:51 PM

Ralph and Greg, Vickie and I are so sorry for your loss....we are praying that god will give you all peace knowing Diane is now standing next to god smiling down on you and your family. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • new athens
  • Illinois
Rita Brutto said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2023 at 9:56 PM

We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Diane's smile will certainly be missed. I'm glad my husband was able to meet her. Rita Brutto and Bill MacDonald (cousin).

  • Quincy
  • MA
Dan Voegele said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2023 at 8:16 AM

Ralph and Greg, I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ronald Hines said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2023 at 5:43 PM

To Greg and Ralph I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May she rest in peace in God's hands.

  • Indian harbour beach
  • FL
Gerry Klucker Hobbs said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2023 at 8:04 PM

Ralph n Greg n family: You have my sincerest sympathy. Diane n I were childhood friends having played together- walked to school together -she always remained the sweet friendly girl and didn't seem to age. You are in my thoughts n prayers. May God Bless.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Stephanie Owens said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2023 at 6:07 PM

My dear sweet sister in law, you are a beautiful human being, with so much love and kindness that you must be an angel. We were all lucky you came into our lives. I will never forget your quick and easy smile and your endless patience. You are loved and you will be missed!

  • Jacksonville Beach
  • FL
DONALD STALEY said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2023 at 5:43 PM

Ralph, sorry to hear about Diane. Remember being at your wedding. May she rest in peace.

  • Caseyville
  • IL
Pat Oliver Bundy said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2023 at 4:23 PM

I am so sorry to hear this! Diane and I were good friends in high school and enjoyed many card games. She will be missed!

  • Frostproof
  • Florida

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