Clarinda Herald Journal
Mrs. Geo. Owen, 76, rites at Trinity
Memorial services for Lois PARKER OWEN, 76, widow of the late George F. OWEN, were conducted this Thursday
morning at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church with Dr. J. D. ALMES in charge.
Mrs. OWEN had been in poor
health for some time and had been a patient at the Gillespie Nursing Home recently, but her death was quite sudden.
She had just finished her supper and was sitting in her rocking chair when her death occurred at 6 p.m. Monday [March 25, 1968].
She was an R.N. and will always be remembered for her outstanding work as a practical nurse. She was a longtime
member of the United Presbyterian Church.
She was the daughter of the late Noah Albert and Mary STRANAHAN PARKER,
and was born [February of 1892] at Mt. Ayr coming to Clarinda 60 years ago to start working in the office of the late Dr. KILLINGSWORTH.
Her home before going to the Nursing Home was at 401 E. Trakio St.
She is survived by two sons, James A. OWEN of
Clarinda, and Robert E. OWEN of Bettendorf, a sister, A. Myrtle PARKER, who also resides at Gillespie Nursing
Home, five grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Organist at the services was Mrs. Helen HALL HOSKINSON, and the
casketbearers were Melvin SRITE, Cecil SMITH, Dale MILLER. J. Will ANDERSON, Charles WINTER and Lyle HARRIS.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Walker Funeral Home, and burial was at the side of her husband
in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012
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