Donna C. (Campbell) Owen, 98, of Wellsboro, passed away Monday May 15, 2023, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was born July 7, 1924, in Elmira, NY to Theodore and Bertha Angelina (Norman) Campbell. On April 14, 1946, she married Jack L. Owen. Donna graduated from Northside High School of Corning, NY in 1942. To support WWII, she built bomb sights alongside other women. Upon her graduation from Albany State Lab School, she worked in state labs in Geneva and Corning, NY. She then worked as a lab technician for Soldiers and Sailors for 38 years, and also ran the blood bank. She and Jack were founding members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro, and active in its construction, later they were a part of the formation of Hope Lutheran Church in Charleston, and more recently she had been active in the Wellsboro Baptist Church through the Shared Home. Donna was active in Business and Professional Women, she supported the local Lion's Club as a spouse of a member, was a Scout leader with the Brownies and Girl Scouts of America, enjoyed gardening, loved being a grandmother and a great-grandmother, and was an avid Penn State Football fan.
Donna is survived by her son: Jay Owen LCDR USNR Ret. (Deborah) of Shillington, PA; a daughter: Jan Bennett (Alan) of Nichols, NY; four grandchildren: Amy Jo Clinard (Mickey), Travis Bennett (Britt), John Owen EOC USN (Agata), and Laura Owen; and seven great-grandchildren, she was a dedicated dog-mom and is survived by her faithful companion Chip. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a sister: Sara Anne VanOrder.
Donna's family has entrusted her arrangements to the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA. Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to her life at a memorial service 12:00 noon June 16, 2023 at the Salem Lutheran Church 3536 Nauvoo Road Liberty, PA 16930. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Donna's memory be made to the Wellsboro Shared Home 27 Bacon Street Wellsboro, PA 16901. To share a memory or condolence with her family visit www.tusseymosher.com.
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