Cover photo for Lavina Owens's Obituary
Lavina Owens Profile Photo
1925 Lavina 2019

Lavina Owens

September 11, 1925 — September 18, 2019

Lavina Louise (Moore) Owens, 94, of Kansas City, MO, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. She was born on the family farm September 11, 1925, west of Purdin, MO to the late Joseph and Lola (Horton) Moore.

She was the matriarch of the family living in the same home for more than 44 years. She graduated from Prudin High School in 1943. Prior to traveling to Tacoma, Washington to marry her sweetheart Loren E. Owens. The following year they retuned to Purdin to raise their family.

Lavina operated the Owens Grocery store, worked at Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield where she was a Union Steward and active in the Purdin Community and the Purdin Methodist Church.

In 1974 they moved to Kansas City, MO where Lavina worked for the Sunshine Biscuit Company until her retirement.

She is survived by her son Loren Dale Owens and wife Laverne; daughter Bonnie Jo Smith; six grandchildren: Annie, Julie, Molly, Kirsten, Shannon and Travis. Eight great-grandchildren: Ruke, Rori, Natalie, Jocelyn, Marcus, Lauren, Abigail and Douglas.

In addition to her parents Lavina is preceded in death by her husband Loren, son-in-law Douglas and Sister Eva.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM all at McMurray United Methodist Church 25 N Eugene Field Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. Interment will be at 3:30 PM on Saturday in the Purdin Cemetery, in Purdin, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made to McMurray United Methodist Church. Share online condolences at TerraceParkFuneralHome.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lavina Owens, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, September 21, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

McMurry United Methodist Church

25 N Eugene Field Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 21, 2019

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

McMurry United Methodist Church

25 N Eugene Field Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Committal

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Starts at 3:30 pm (Central time)

Purdin Cemetery

, Purdin, MO 64674

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree