Kathryn Elizabeth (Fear) Owen, 83, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, passed away November 29, 2021. Kathryn was born July 9, 1938, in Neoga, Illinois, to Everett Fear and Helen (Dow) Fear. She resided in Gautier for forty-one years before moving to Ocean Springs in 2016. She worked as a hair stylist and later for Thousand Trails in Gautier. Kathryn will fondly be remembered for her devotion to her family and to her husband of forty-nine years, Hollis Owen. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Hollis J. Owen; her parents, Everett Fear and Helen Fear; her siblings, June (Fear) Russell, Gene Fear, and Bill Fear; and her oldest daughter, Kathy (Kimery) Abbott. Survivors include her children, Kevin Kimery, Melinda (Owen) Johnson, William Johnson, Janice Clark (Jerry), Nancy Cooper (Doug), David Owen (Mary), and Gregg Owen; grandchildren, Melanie (Orsborn) Brady, Steven Brady, Brandon Orsborn, Alex Johnson, Kelly (Dyess) Johnson, Kasey (Kimery) Pickering, David Pickering, Aubrey Johnson, Jackson Holland, her namesake - Kathryn “Katey” Johnson, Roger Clark (Megan), Maranda Cronkhite (Josh), Jammie Hernandez (Bill), Mina Mathis (Anthony), Cynthia Nabity (Justin), Gary Owen, Sarah Apodaca (Jesus), and Brittany Owen; and great-grandchildren, Bentley Brady and Baylor Brady. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM to noon on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Porter Avenue in Ocean Springs, with graveside service following at 1:30 PM at Biloxi National Cemetery. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Kathryn Owen.
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