In Remembrance of Shirley Owen
Date of Death: 10-12-2019
Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Funeral Service : 10-16-2019
Shirley Owen, 87 of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, October 12, 2019.
She was born on June 22, 1932 to Cecil and Edith (Mueller) Lawless in Stewartsville, MO. Shirley grew up in Stewartsville and graduated from Stewartsville High School.
On May 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to James Owen. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home.In addition to being a homemaker,
Shirley worked at the Smithville Community Hospital, the Democrat Herald in Smithville, and was a real estate agent in the Smithville area for many years.
Shirley was a active member of the First Christian Church in Smithville. She served on the Smithville Housing Board for several years. Shirley loved reading, travelling, quilting, and coloring.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Verna Blair and Edna Mae Fisher; and daughter, Karry Lyn Owen.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Jim, of the home; sons, Michael (Linda) Owen, JD (Cindy) Owen, and Glen (Irene) Owen, and Randy (Mari) Owen; grandchildren, Michael Lee (Aubrie) Owen, Emily (Jeffrey) English, Matthew Daniel (Michelle) Owen, Luke James (Emily) Owen, Stephen Jacob (Ashley) Owen, Caleb Joshua (Ali) Owen, Olivia Owen, Monica Owen, Nick (Jenny) McCutcheon, and Edward James Owen; thirteen great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Carl (June) Owen and Keith Meek; sisters-in-law, Beulah Mills and Wilma Owen; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Service: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 16th at First Christian Church in Smithville with visitation from 11am-12:30 pm prior to the service.
Burial: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Maysville, MO.
Donations may be made to the church, cemetery or Albert and Emma Owen Scholarship Trust
Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville.