Linda Ruth Owens

October 14, 1947 - January 11, 2022

Linda Ruth Owens, 74, a lifetime resident of Fort Myers, FL, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Fort Myers. She was born October 14, 1947 in Fort Myers to Chadbourne and Ruth Wiltshire, now deceased. 

Linda was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Fort Myers. She graduated from Averett University with her Associates Degree, she then obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida, and completed the Colloquy Program at Concordia University. Linda taught at St. Michael’s Lutheran School for over 30 years and then received a calling and taught at Christ Community Lutheran School for 5 years before retiring.

She is survived by her beloved husband of over 51 years, Martin E. Owens, II of Fort Myers; loving daughter, Kelly Taylor (Kevin) of Fort Myers; sister, Catherine Wiltshire of Fort Myers; nieces, Lindsey and Laney; granddaughter, Olivia Taylor; as well as Noel the dog.

Private family services will be held.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Linda Ruth Owens are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Audrey Edwards Jan 14, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Linda will be greatly missed by those who’s heart and life she touched and by those who touched hers. Forever in our hearts.

  2. Danielle Irons Jan 14, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I remember Linda well from my childhood as I grew up with her daughter Kelly. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. Prayers for peace and comfort for all.

  3. Shirley Weston Jan 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    My prayers for comfort are with you Kelly and your family. Your Mother is a beautiful lady and you look just like her.

  4. Abe Shepherd Jan 14, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    So sad to hear this may she Rest in a friend of Marty on fb. My condolences to you and your family.

  5. Brenda Flegler Jan 14, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Your wife, mother and grandmother had a heart of gold. She had such a positive touch on the many students she taught over the years. I will treasure our time together at St. Michael. May you feel the comfort of our Lord’s embrace during this difficult time. 💕

  6. Betty Owens-McClain Jan 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Marty, Kelly and family. We were so blessed to have Linda as a big part of our family. She will be missed. Always so pleasant and full of grace. Love, prayers and blessings, Betty, Buck and family

  7. Betsy Eveleigh Jan 17, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    ❤️😇😘, My beloved 5th grade teacher RIP Linda Owens

  8. Shelley Hanson Ural Jan 18, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    One of my favorite teachers from St. Michaels. I was lucky enough to have her in kindergarten and 3rd grade. Prayers to all of the family.

  9. Courtney Blair Jones Jan 19, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I was lucky enough to have had Mrs. Owens as a teacher and mentor while attending St. Michael’s Lutheran in the 70’s. I’m sending prayers of peace to her family and may she Rest In Peace.

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