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Robert Thomas “Junior” Owens, 81, of Bruner, passed away in his home on Friday, May 6, 2005.
He was born March 22, 1924 in Missouri City, Mo., the son of Robert and Sarah (Watkins) Owens. On April 11, 1942, he and Mildred Marie Perkins were united in marriage. He had farmed at Bruner for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Jackie Leroy Owens and wife, Wanda, Bruner, and Jerry Wayne Owens and wife, Geneia, of Elkhead; five daughters, Betty Marie Fink, of Bruner, Wanda Lou Pearson and husband, Robert, of Fordland, Donna Kay Wright, of Seymour, Linda Sue Underwood and husband, Dale, of Seymour, and Judith Anna White and husband, David, of Leavenworth, Kan.; two sons-in-law, Raymond Dobbins, of Fordland, and Ben Shelton, of Squires; 32 grandchildren; and 59 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, on Nov. 27, 2002; his parents, Robert and Sarah; two daughters, Phyllis June Dobbins and Dorothy Jean Shelton; two grandchildren, Jody Ann Shelton and Angela Lianne Owens; two great-grandchildren, Zane Burnell Fink and Morgan Janette Jeffco; two sons-in-law, Robert Fink and Joseph Wright; a sister, Thelma Marie Owens; and a brother, George William Owens.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, in Owens Family Cemetery, Bruner, with Judith Anna White officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.