Juliann Marie Owens, 53, went home to be with the Lord after a courageous fight with cancer on March 6, 2017.  Juliann was born in Santa Clara, California February 9, 1964 to her birth mother, Judy Hartley, and was adopted by John and Lillian Josephson. She went to school in Terra Bella, Cal. and Porterville, Cal. She graduated from CSU-Bakersfield in 1987.
She married Ivan Owens in September 2003 and her daugher, Jessica Owens, was born in March of 2004. She relocated from Porterville, Cal. to St. John, Kansas in January 2007.
Juliann was grateful to serve as Mayor of St. John from April 2013 to June 2016.
She is survived by her husband Ivan Owens and daughter Jessica Owens of St. John; her father John Josephson and sister Dana Boyd of Terra Bella, Cal.; her brother Chris Josephson of Belingham, Washington; birth mother Judy Hartley of Oroville, Cal.; sister Heather Nelms of Yuba City, Cal.; sister Sarah Fike of Roseville, Cal.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by her mother Lillian Josephson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., April 1 at the First Baptist Church in St. John with pastor Roland Broeder officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Cemetery, St. John.