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Sarah J. Owings
Sarah J. Owings,
79, of Kirksville, Missouri passed away on Friday, November 13, 2009 at the
Twin Pines Adult Care Center. The daughter of Vera Sylvia Stutz, she was born
on November 29, 1929 in Kahoka, MO. She grew up in Clark County and attended
Diamond Elementary School and later graduated from Kahoka High School in 1947.
On December 29,
1948 she was united in marriage to Marvin Owings at Kahoka. After living in
Benton Harbor, Michigan for a period of time, they moved to the Kirksville area
in 1966. Sarah worked in housekeeping at Truman State University until she
retired. She loved being with her family, and found enjoyment in putting jigsaw
puzzles together and playing bingo.
Sarah is survived
by her three sons, Ernest Owings, of Quincy, IL; Floyd Owings and wife, Julia
of Brashear, MO; and Robert Owings of Kirksville; two grandchildren, Elizabeth
Owings and Philip Owings and his fiancé, Amy Dunlap, and her children, Sara and
Keirsten Fry; two great grandchildren, Ethan Owings and Chloe Owings, and
She was preceded
in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin on July 8, 2002.
were held at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Kirksville. The Reverend
Charles Jackson officiated at the services with burial in Morelock Cemetery in
northwest Adair County, Missouri.
The family suggests memorials be made to
Twin Pines Christmas Fund or the American Diabetes Association.