June 30, 1954 — July 21, 2022.
Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Owens, 68, of Ocala, FL passed away at home on Thursday, July 21, 2022. She was born in Christian County, IL on June 30, 1954. Kathy was raised in Illinois, moved to Florida 38 years ago with her family, and worked many years for the United States Postal Service until her retirement in 2009. She enjoyed reading books, watching classic movies, gardening, bird watching and most of all she enjoyed her family and grandchildren. Kathy is survived by her son Thomas Stansfield and his wife Serenity of Summerfield; son Dr. Joseph Stansfield and his wife Vanessa of Ocala; son Dan Tye Stansfield, II and his wife Luciana of winter Garden,FL; sister Christine Reed of IL; brothers Steve Orator and William Orator, both of IL; brother Dan Orator of Ocala; grandchildren Madison, Alison,Speed,DJ,Aidan,Jed,Asher,Jackson, Isabella, Tyler, and Kyle. She was preceded in death by her husband Doug Owens; parents Walter and Louise Orator; brother Larry Orator; sister Sue Butler; and a grandson Alex. A viewing will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Spring Blvd, Ocala on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Marion Audubon Society PO Box 5364 Ocala FL 34478