Obituary – Leota Jean Owens (1938 – 2019)


Jean Owens of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday,
January 24, 2019 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by her loving family. Leota
was born July 28, 1938 in Scott County, Arkansas to Leonard Cheesman and
Georgia (Lane) Cheesman. Leota was 80 years, 5 months and 27 days old.

Leota was very active in Temple
Baptist Church in Waldron where she was a member. She enjoyed gardening, was a
huge Razorback fan and loved to shop. Leota looked forward to going for a nice
long walk everyday on the local walking trail. But her greatest passion was
time spent with her family making treasured memories.

Leota leaves behind to cherish
her memory, her loving and devoted husband, Willie (Shorty) Owens of the home,
two daughters: Gwynda Walker and husband Mike of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Brenda
Hartness of Little Rock, Arkansas and three sons: Bruce Owens and wife Connie
of Waldron, Arkansas, Steve Owens and wife Nancy of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and
Brian Owens and wife Cassie of Huntington, Arkansas. Granny will forever remain
in the hearts of her grandchildren: Amber Owens, Megan Mueller, Justin Keener,
Lindsay Owens, Whitney Reames, Grayson Owens, Julie Berry, Lauren Berry, Ashley
Dipley, Madalyn Owens, Harper Owens, Gianna Owens and Monet Owens and 12 great
grandchildren. Leota will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose
lives she impacted including a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and
loved ones.

Leota was preceded in death by
her parents, Leonard and Georgia Cheesman and one son, Russell Owens.

Leota’s life celebration will be
at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jackie Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Birdview
Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage
Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Leota’s pallbearers will be
Michael Mueller, Justin Keener, Bradley Reames, Grayson Owens, Mike Walker and
Brandon Jones.

Leota’s visitation will be Tuesday,
January 29, 2019 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral
Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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