Thursday, October 9, 2008


 Calling hours will be Sunday, October 12 from 1-9 PM at Child's Funeral Home, 10 Eckerson Ave in Akron 14001.
  A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, October 13 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 12752 Lewis Rd in Akron.
     For those unaware who may have concerns about bringing younger family members to the calling hours, we have had Owen creamated.  His urn, pictures and momentos will be with us at the calling hours and memorial service.


KKennedy1976 said...

Bless You Jen and your family. Stay strong. Thank you for this information.

Jessica Greenfield said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I came upon your blog from your comment on "THe Big Picture" article and I was here to leave you some information about a group in case you weren't a member. It was then that I read little Owen had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

I would still like to leave the information, especially if it can help you at all, there are great support resources, etc.

We would like you to visit and consider joining the People Against Childhood Cancer community. We are a network of over 900 parents, friends, family, concerned citizens and childhood cancer organizations (CureSearch, Alex's Lemonade Stand and more) whose sole mission is to present a unified voice to raise awareness of childhood cancer. The website format is unique, you can have friends, post photos and videos, blog, participate in Forum discussions, start or join Groups that interest you, chat live with other members, and promote or learn about fundraisers. It's free, interactive and will continue to evolve.

While these features are nice, our focus is action to raise awareness of childhood cancer. One initiative is the Petition to Raise Awareness of Childhood Cancer . It has over 16,000 signatures and will be used to hopefully leverage a network TV special solely on childhood cancer or a similar high profile project. Other ideas and action items are presented daily in our ongoing effort to raise awareness.
It was the work of some wonderful, hard-working members from the group that got the article in The Big Picture (with the help of the writer, of course).

Please visit and join us at
PS, if you join or are a member already, please send me a hello. (Jessica Greenfield) Thank you.

Again, I'm so sorry.

michigan_herrs said...

Hi Jen & Family,

I am so sorry about Owen earning his wings so soon in life. I am sure you feel battle fatigue even more than most soldiers. I got your email awhile back, sorry about the lack of a reply. The last month of Kevin's treatment was a little more than I could handle with balance. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.