ELIZABETHTOWN — Margaret Mae Burton Heim Owens, 76, of Elizabethtown, passed away April 10, 2010, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 410 in Whitestown, Ind. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at a nursing home, but she was mainly known for her ability to sing, singing gospel songs over the radio at age 16 on WIEL. Maggie went on to be a professional country music singer, songwriter and recording artist. She and Ronald Owens were the owners and proprietors of the Kentucky Barn Dance in Elizabethtown, singing old-time country and bluegrass songs. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Sophia Burton and the wife of the late Paul Heim. She was preceded in death by a son, Alexander Heim; a brother, Harold Burton; three sisters, Alma Christine Niemiec, Barbara Jean LaPointe and Rosie Marie Burton; two sisters-in-law, Joy and Faye Burton; and a brother-in-law, Joe Niemiec.
The burial was Thursday at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Manakee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.
Survivors include her former husband, Ronald Leo Owens, of College Station, Texas; two sons, Ronald Tracy Owens and his wife, Ashley, of Bowling Green, and William Stacy Owens, of Elizabethtown; a former mother-in-law, Geneva Owens, of Lebanon, Ind.; two daughters, Patricia Ann Wood and her husband, Tom, of Clarkson, and Pamela Yvonne Page and her husband, Jay, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; four brothers, James Jarvis Burton, Vernon Roy Burton and Charles Wayne Burton, all of Elizabethtown, and Glen Paul Burton, of Shepherdsville; a sister, Beverly Pauline Hicks and her husband, John, of Radcliff; a sister-in-law, Faye Burton, of Elizabethtown; nine granddaughters; two grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.