Opal Blanche Owney

April 3, 1924November 5, 2012

OPAL BLANCHE OWNEY, age 88 of Fairborn passed away peacefully on November 5, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born the daughter of James A. & Florence (Varney) Howard Sr. on April 3, 1924 in Crum, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ann Hodges, Maxine Browning, and Elsa Daniels, and brothers James Howard Jr. and Glen Howard. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years Charles Owney, sisters Doris Kline, Geneva Curtis, and Sharon (Tommy) Massengale, and numerous special nieces and nephews. She worked as a supervisor at Ashland Home Telephone Company in Ashland, Kentucky for 17 years. One of her greatest passions was cooking and baking during the holidays. Children growing up in the family will long remember Christmastime at Aunt Blanche’s home as she had a special knack for making it a most beautiful and almost magical time for all in honor of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Friends may call on Friday, November 9, 2012 ¬5PM to ¬7PM at Northridge Free Will Baptist Church, 4800 Payne Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45414. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11 AM at the church with Pastor Tim Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Terry DuVall

November 16, 2012

Aunt Blanche will be greatly missed. I can't remember her without remembering that warm smile she always seemed to wear. May she rest in peace.

amy hodges

November 11, 2012

Rest in peace aunt blanche!

Shirley Burgess

November 11, 2012

Aunt Blanche was a great aunt.She was a very kind and caring person. I miss her so much already and knowing she won't be stopping by to see me on Thanksgiving breaks my heart! I know you are in a better place now and not in pain and you are with alot of our family who went to be with our Lord before you and they welcomed you home! Until we meet again I will miss you and love you forever!!

Betty Fannin-Fyffe

November 11, 2012

Blanche Owney was part of my life from my earliest memories, as well Charles and her parents, Jim and Florence Howard. We worshiped with them for many years and our lives were touched by their love. How grateful I am that I have known such fortresses and rocks as these. My sympathies and love to Charles and all the family.
Betty (Fannin) Fyffe, on behalf of the Robert and Viola Fannin Family and my husband, David Keith and daughter, Jessica Fyffe

November 10, 2012

To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. Praise His Holy Name. Amen.

The Massengale's TN

Darrell Browning

November 10, 2012

My Aunt Blanche's kindness was genuine. She was very loving and easy going . I have so many great childhood memories of going over to her house. She was like a second mom to me. I feel bad that I can't make it up to her funeral but Proverbs 22:6 says (Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.) Even though I'm still a work in progress and have strayed, I know I will see her again in heaven because my aunt Blanche made sure I knew Jesus.

Geneva Curtis

November 10, 2012

Blanche was a loving and caring sister and I will miss her dearly.She will stay in my heart forever.

Vicki Miller

November 9, 2012

Though my own heart aches with the loss of my dear, sweet Aunt, there is another who needs our prayers most as his loss is immense in comparison. Pray for my Uncle Charles and that Our Heavenly Father wraps his loving arms tightly around him to give him strength and comfort during this most difficult time. Aunt Blanche, your loving, kind, caring, generous, and humble spirit will live in my heart forever. Your grace and beauty is indelibly imprinted in my mind. God blessed my family so to place you into our lives, and if I can someday be only half the woman that you were, I will be a remarkable human being. I love you, and I will miss your sweet smile and laughter forever more. It gives me great joy to think of all the family members who have gone on before welcoming you, with arms extended, into the Kingdom of Heaven. Rest in peace, and I will join you again someday. Until then.........Lovingly, Vicki

Donna & Ron Lay

November 9, 2012

Aunt Blanche was a wonderful woman with a beautiful smile and always a kind word. She showed her love in so many special ways. She will be dearly missed and loved forever.

Larry & Mary Howard

November 9, 2012

Heaven has gained two beautiful angels Blanche and Unadell. Both will be missed on earth but gives us more to look forward to in heaven. Praying for comfort for the family.