Margaret H. Ownby

August 14, 2017
Margaret H. Ownby

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Margaret H. Ownby, 76, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on August 14, 2017. Her daughter, Lisa Ownby, and son-in-law Matthew Connolly survive her as well her four grandchildren, Marshall, Briar, Oakley, Townsend and her ex-husband, but forever friend, Gene Ownby.  Margaret was a librarian for the Library Congress, the State of Virginia and Fairfax County for over 40 years. Born November 8th, 1940 in Maryville, Tenn. Margaret was the daughter of the late James and Muriel Hackworth and the sister of Elizabeth Munsey.  She was preceded in death by her beloved son, David Eugene Ownby.  She was a proud graduate of Tennessee Temple University majoring in English (1963). She completed her graduate work at Vanderbilt University majoring in Library Science (1964).  Margaret moved to Williamsburg from Fairfax, in 2011 to be close to her grandchildren.  She enjoyed art, painting, drawing and doting on her grandchildren. She will be inurned beside her son in Fairfax, VA at a later date.  In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory, to Child Development Resources, 150 Point O Woods. Williamsburg, VA 23188.


Friday, August 25, 2017
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  • August 17, 2017
    Nichole Mangum says:
    I want to express my deepest sympathies to Lisa and the rest of margrets family and friends. I had the honor to care for her for a short while. She was such a amazing and funny woman. Always kept me on my toes. She will be truly missed.

  • August 21, 2017
    Terry & Kelli Connolly says:
    We want to express our deepest sympathies to Lisa and to the rest of her family.