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Mrs. Lois J. Owens, age 75 years, of Holts Summit, Mo., died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at her home. Lois was born January 14, 1937, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Jeremiah and Etta Fern Keling Blake. She was married on July 22, 1972, in St. Joseph, Mo. to Earl Owens Jr. She has been a resident of the Central Missouri area for the past 36 years. Lois was employed with the Sun Garment Company and the Stetson Hat Company in St. Joseph, Mo. In Jefferson City, she was employed as a seamstress with J.C. Mattress Company. She was eternally dedicated to caring for others, working as a nurse's aide at every Jefferson City nursing home over 15 years. She also operated a home cleaning service for 10 years until her retirement in 2007. She was a member of the Dry Fork Baptist Church in Guthrie, Mo. Survivors include: her husband of 39 years, Earl Owens Jr.; five sons, Matt Owens of Jefferson City, Mo., Ken Mosher Jr. of Perry, Iowa, Bobby Donaldson of DeKalb, Mo., Ricky Donaldson of Rushville, Mo. and Kenny Donaldson of St. Joseph, Mo.; three daughters, Robin Matney of Jefferson City, Mo., Elizabeth Negron of St. Joseph, Mo. and Nina Alders of St. Joseph, Mo.; three sisters, Janet Elias of Atchison, Kansas, Karen Meadows of Savannah, Mo. and Betty Jara of Vancouver, British Columbia; one brother, Jerry Blake of St. Joseph, Mo.; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Dorothy Healey and one brother, Gerald Blake. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Lewis Curtis officiating. Interment will be at the Dry Fork Cemetery near Guthrie, Mo. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Dry Fork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to Hospice Compassus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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