Rosalyn M. Owens, 78, school cafeteria worker

December 07, 2003

Rosalyn M. Owens, a retired Baltimore school cafeteria worker, died Wednesday of kidney failure at Joseph A. Richey Hospice. She was 78 and had lived for 13 years at Bon Secours Hospital Benet House.

The former Rosalyn M. Tiller was born in South Baltimore and attended city public schools. She lived for many years in the Lexington Terrace public housing. She retired as a cafeteria worker in 1987 after 11 years of service.

Mrs. Owens was a Republican elections judge for more than 50 years, becoming a chief judge and working the most recent city election from her wheelchair, said a daughter, Myra G. Owens of Chesterfield, Va.

Mrs. Owens also was a member for more than 40 years of Shiloh Christian Community Church, where she served on many committees and belonged to its Fellowship Club. She also organized social activities at Bon Secours Benet House.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Christian Community Church, 2500 W. Lombard St.

In addition to her daughter Myra, she is survived by daughters Sonia White of Carney, and Diane Owens and Adrienne Owens, both of Baltimore; a son, Aaron Owens of Baltimore; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was divorced in 1961 from Charles John "Bobby" Owens of Baltimore.

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