Owings, Juanita (Lea)

Juanita Lea Owings

Juanita Lea Owings, 82, of Kountze, Texas died Friday, May 6, 2005 at Silsbee Convalescent Center. Funeral service will be Sunday, May 8, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze. A gathering of family and friends will be today from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Broussard's 700 W. Saratoga Hwy, Kountze, Texas. 

A native of Tulip, Arkansas, Juanita lived in Kountze for 45 years and was a Sales Clerk for Allen's Department Store. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ira & Edna Green Lea of Tulip, Arkansas, four sisters and one brother and also her husband Sam E. Owings. 

She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law: Nelda Overstreet, Nancy Gandy and her husband David, Carol McDonald and her husband Robbie all of Kountze and Terry McNeely of Beaumont: sisters: Billie Stephens of Kountze, Jo Rood and a brother Wayne Lea both of Malvern, Arkansas; eleven grandchildren: Reka Diaz, Scott Reeves, Leanne Imer, Judy Landis, Kathy Martinka, Matt Reeves, Kelly McNeely, Natalie McNeely, Don McDonald, Sterling McDonald, Amanda Overstreet; fourteen great grandchildren and many other close family members. 

A special thank you from the family is extended to the Ben & Julie Rogers Cancer Institute, Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital and the Silsbee Convalescent Center. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: The First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 788, Kountze, Texas 77625.


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