Dorothy Jane Ailes Owens

Dorothy Jane Ailes Owens, 89, of Francesville, IN passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 18, 2022.  She was born on June 7, 1933 in Medaryville, IN to the late Marion and Milda [Foust] Poisel.  Dorothy attended Wheatfield High School.  In 1971, she received a GED from West Central High School in Francesville.  Dorothy was a proud and devoted homemaker.   She was a member of the Francesville First Christian Church.  

On October 27, 1951, Dorothy married Carl D. Ailes in Medaryville.  They had two daughters, Micki and Laura, whom they raised in the Medaryville Christian Church.  Dorothy and Carl lived many different places during Carl’s 22 years in the US Army and enjoyed traveling far and wide after he retired from the service.  Carl passed away on February 8, 1993.

On June 27, 1998, Dorothy married Richard Owens.  He was good to Dorothy and her girls.  Sadly, he passed away on December 26, 2010.

Dorothy took pride in keeping a clean and tidy home.  She especially enjoyed feeding the birds and observing all of God’s creation.   She loved her family and Jesus with all of her heart.  Dorothy will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. 


She is survived by:

Milda “Micki” Clouse, Francesville, IN Daughter

Gene Hauptli, Indianapolis, IN Son-in-law

Joshua Boersma, Doylestown, OH Grandson

Staci (Marty) Noblett, Wadsworth, OH Granddaughter

Marcia Johnson, Francesville, IN Granddaughter

Danielle Hauptli, Indianapolis, IN Granddaughter

6 Great Grandchildren

Several Brother-in-laws and Sister-in-laws

Many Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Marion and Milda [Foust] Poisel, Parents

Carl D. Ailes, First Husband

Richard Owens, Second Husband

Laura Hauptli, Daughter

Richard Clouse, Son-in-law

Nicholas Hauptli, Grandson

Edwin Poisel, Brother

Zelda Tetzloff, Sister

Alladene Archer, Sister

Walter Poisel, Brother

Elmer Poisel, Brother

Bill Poisel, Brother

Betty Ailes, Sister


Visitation will be from 10 AM - 2 PM EDT Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.

Burial will take place at White Post Cemetery in Medaryville, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Francesville First Christian Church.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.