Cheryl Owens

Cheryl Ann Owens

Tuesday, January 7th, 1947 - Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Cheryl Ann Owens, 73, of Palatka, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at UF Health North in Jacksonville following an extended illness. She was a native of Melbourne and had lived in Putnam County since 1955 coming from Starke. She was a 1965 graduate of Palatka High School and in 1964, Cheryl was the recipient of the Hancock Award given for outstanding achievement in athletics. For 30 years, Cheryl served as assistant recreation director alongside her husband, Sweet, who was recreation director for the City of Palatka and then for Putnam County. In her leisure time, she enjoyed cooking, researching genealogy, and especially loved making trips to the cabin in Poor Valley, VA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlton Tillman and Mae Brantley Tillman.
Cheryl is survived by her husband of 55 years, Arthur Lee “Sweet” Owens, sons, Todd Owens (Pam) of Ft. Pierce and Travis Owens (Debbie) of Jacksonville, brothers, Buddy Tillman (Cheryl) of St. Augustine, and Kevin Tillman (Cheri) of Starke, sister, Christina Williams (Tim) of Tamarac, grandchildren, Brennan Owens, Garrett Owens, Tyler Owens, Austin Cain and Christie Cain, 1 great-granddaughter, Hailey Dilmuth as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Oak Hill West Cemetery in Palatka with Bro. C. L. Overturf, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday beginning at 2:00 p.m. until time of services.
Due to concerns of COVID 19 the graveside service will be livestreamed and can be seen on Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home's Facebook page.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Association, P O Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or the American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Cheryl’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 3:00pm
    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Interment

    Oak Hill West Cemetery
    S. Palm Ave
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Love, Angie, Jason, Cole, Campbell & Cade and Holly & Scott Coulliette, Henry & Margaret Sanders sent flowers to the family of Cheryl Ann Owens.
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Jerome Ridaught

Posted at 03:16pm
Many happy memories of You and Cheryl at the endless ballgames we attended for Todd and Mark. She was always there with a smile to cheer them on. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Jerome and Reba Ridaught

Angela Estes

Posted at 03:09pm
I will always remember Aunt Cheryl's loving ways for all children who came in contact with her. She was tough but yet had a gentle soul and gave the best hugs. She made the best cold pea salad and always had sweet tea and big red handy when I visited. My hearts breaks for Uncle Sweet, Travis, Todd, Christina and my Dad as I know they will all miss her dearly. She was a special person and I pray she is living her best life, laughing and enjoying time with Nanny once again. Love you all, Angie

Love, Angie, Jason, Cole, Campbell & Cade

Posted at 01:59pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Aunt Cheryl to forever hold in your hearts.
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Charleen McCormick and Hazel Fuller

Posted at 01:56pm
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Robert Tindall

Posted at 09:39pm
Sweet and family,

We are so sorry for your loss of Cheryl. She was a kind person who gave much to the youth of Palatka. Please accept our well wishes in your time of grief.

John and Evelyn Tindall

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