---- — John R. Owen, 89, a life-long Rush County resident, passed away Oct. 26, 2013, in New Castle. He was born Dec. 16, 1923, in Rush County to Earl Owen and Reba (Miller). Reba later married Russell G. Moor and they raised John.John married Ruth M. Morgan on April 29, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2003. He farmed his entire life and drove a livestock truck. John was passionate about quarter horses. He enjoyed raising and showing them. He also loved his many dogs around the farm. John was a licensed pilot and loved to fly.He is survived by his son, D. Michael and wife Sherry Owen; daughters, Anglia D. and husband Louie Gorsuch and Sherry L. McIntire, all of Rushville; grandchildren, John D. and wife Jodi Owen, Michael R. and wife Stephanie Owen, N. Scott Frostrom, Bradley E. and wife Trish Kinder and Jonna L. McIntire. Eight great grandchildren also survive. John was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; grandson, Brian Dwenger; son-in-law, John McIntire; step-brother, Hugh Moor; and step-sister, Emogene Richards. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends are welcome to visit from 11a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Warren Engel will preside and burial will be in Rushville's East Hill Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.