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Owen Martin Hartness
June 8, 1939  -  August 13, 2017


Owen Martin Hartness passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16th at the family's home, 2581 Gallop Road, Peru, Kansas. Visitation will also be held at the family's home on August 14th through August 16th. The family's home is open to friends to greet the family and sign the book.
Owen Martin Hartness was born on June 8, 1939 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, to Ezra and Dorthy (Davis) Hartness. Owen grew up and attended school in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. After school, Owen married the love of his life, Janelle on April 3, 1957 in Miami Oklahoma. At the age of 17, Owen began working as a welder for Pipeliners Local Union 798. Owen retired from the Pipeliners Local Union 798 in 1996 after 40 years of service. During his years as a welder, Owen and Janelle traveled the United States, even venturing to foreign countries. During Owen's spare time he had several hobbies, he was an avid antique collector, he loved to create bead and leather work, and participate in and attend rodeos. Throughout it all, his passion was his horses. Over the years, Owen trained countless race, barrel and roping horses, and taught many young riders the proper technique of riding and roping. All five of his daughters spent many of hours with their father learning the proper way to ride and take care of the horses. Owen was a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, 798 Pipeline Welder's Union, and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).
Owen is preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Dorthy (Davis) Hartness, brothers, Don and Buddy Hartness, and sisters, Barbra Robinson, Dossie Milleson, and Hazel Whited. Those left to cherish his memory, wife Janelle of the home, daughters, Lisa Davis, of Peru, Dee Hutton (Billy), of Peru, Tonja Hart (Jimmy), of Bowring, OK, Marna Beasley (Donnie), of Peru, and Mickey Sims (Doug), of Sedan, brother Timmy Hartness, of Pawhuska, OK, brother in-law, James Milleson, of Pawhuska, OK, sister in-law, Deloris Hartness, of Pawhuska, 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and countless extended family and friends. Friends may leave online condolences at

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