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Obituary – Leota Jean Owens (1938 – 2019)


Leota 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.

You may leave words of remembrance for Leota’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.

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