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Obituary for Shelby Jean Owen (Dryman)

Shelby Jean Dryman Owen, 82 of Otto, passed away on January 20, 2022.

Jean was born in Macon County to the late Fred Dryman and Emma Hopkins Dryman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Sam Waldroop; a great grandson, Isaiah Ezechel; and 2 sisters, Beatrice Schwabe and Rowena Joyce. She was a lifelong resident of Macon County, a member of Tessentee Baptist Church and loved gardening.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Homer Owen; children, Rondal Owen (Sharon) of Otto, NC, Fred Owen (Jean) of Franklin, NC, and Sandra Wood (Tony) of Mt. Rest, SC; 1 sister, Betty Vinson of Otto, NC; 6 grandchildren, Jamie Waldroop (Crystal),Lacey Kocian (Jason), Jonathon Owen (Lindsay), Jennifer Ezechel (Joe), Steven Owen (Kayla), and Evan Laudon (Katie); and 11great grandchildren, Iliana Wooten, Ivy Chapman (Noah), Ilyssa Ezechel, Ilaeh Ezechel, Camryn Waldroop, Luca Kocian, Nico Kocian, Peyton Owen, Adele Laudon, Asa Laudon, and Will Laudon. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service will be held 2pm, on Monday, January 24, at Wright Cemetery in Otto.

Rev. Tyler Nations will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Steven Owen, Jamie Waldroop, Doug Cabe, Marshall Owen, Dexter Vinson, and Joe Ezechel.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Wright Cemetery Fund.

Online condolences can be made at

Macon Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements.