November 8, 2012

Virginia Maxine Owens

Sept. 10, 1928 - Nov. 7, 2012

The Express-Star

— Virginia Maxine Owens

Sept. 10, 1928 - Nov. 7, 2012

Funeral for Virginia Maxine Owens, 84, Cement will be at 10: a.m. Saturday at the Becker Funeral Home of Fletcher Chapel with Pastor Lauri Stinnett officiating.

Virginia died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in Lawton.

Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Becker Cement Chapel in Cement.

Virginia was born Sept. 10, 1928 south of Cement to John Martin and Susie Myrtle (Stephens) Igo.  She grew up on a farm south of Cement, graduating from Cement High School in 1945.

As a young girl she loved horses, riding as often as she could.  She would assist her father in herding the cattle when they were to be shipped to the stockyards.  As a teenager, she and her sister Imogene sang at the USO and in 1944 she won a jitterbug dance contest held at the Wilson-Bonfils Flying School.

On March 2, 1946 she married Herman Thomas “H.T.” Owens in Rush Springs.  They were married for 59 years before he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2005.

Survivors include one son and his wife, Hank and Debbie Owens, Anadarko; two daughters, Dawne Massey and her husband Don, Elgin and Jeane Blevins, Lawton; one sister, Betty Jameson, Wichita, Kansas; one brother, John L. Igo, Cement; six grandchildren, Kaleb, Joshua and Matthew Owens, Aubrey and Andrew Massey and Jason Blevins as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Imogene Dorman, Geneva Duesler Ely and Shirley Myers and two brothers, Frank Igo and Bobby Igo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 553, Cement, OK  73017.

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