Johns-Ridout's Funeral Parlors

2116 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL


Mary Catherine Owens

November 12, 1932July 31, 2019

Mary Catherine (Kitty) Kelly Owens passed away on July 31, 2019.

A much loved wife, mother, and grandmother, she was born in Archbald, PA on November 12, 1932 to the late Joseph Michael Kelly and Stella Mercedes Burke Kelly. She is preceded in death by her husband William Franklin Owens, Jr., and survived by her children, Kelly Brian Owens, William Franklin Owens III, and Mary Catherine (Martin); and grandchildren, Joseph Vaughn Marin, Jr., William Neal Owens, Benjamin Burke Martin, William Brethet Martin, Katherine Norine Owens, and William Franklin Owens IV.

The funeral mass will be at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Leeds on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 9:30 AM. Donations may be made to St. Theresa's Catholic Church or Doctors Without Borders.


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019


Mary Catherine Owens

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Connie Byrd

August 3, 2019

I’m so happy Kitty came to visit the wiregrass in Dothan and Midland City couple years ago. We were able to remember their humble beginnings in Midland City when Dr Owens practiced as a young physician. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of transition. Please stay in touch.
Connie B

Janemarie Kelly Cloutier

August 3, 2019

God Bless you, Aunt Kitty. You were always a great inspiration to me—well-read, a curious traveler, and an infectious laugher. I will miss you. Thinking of you Kelly, Mary, and Bill.