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.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.