September 4, 1942 - December 2, 2017
Nelva C. Owens (Neal) passed away peacefully Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 with her children by her side. She had recently been battling multiple health issues. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clement Church on Wednesday, December 6th at 10 AM, with the Rev. Jason T. Doke, STL. Burial will be held at St. Clement Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, Missouri on Tuesday, December 5th from 4-8 PM. Nelva was born in Vandalia, Missouri to the late Cloyd and Violet (Horton) Neal. She married August (Gus) Owens, on September 3rd, 1960. Nelva worked for 30+ years at N.E.C.A.C. She was a minister of her faith to many. She volunteered for many years in prison ministry and impacted many lives for the better. In 1997, Nelva graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Hannibal-LaGrange College. Nelva enjoyed painting, photography, traveling and spending time with her sisters. She was an avid quilter and loved sharing her gifts with others. Nelva was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years August (Gus) Owens. She is survived by her loving children, Tony (Brenda) of Vandalia and Brad (Anne) of O’Fallon; her much loved grandchildren, Caleb (Elizabeth) of Nashville, TN, Beth (Andy) of Macon, Lucas of O’Fallon; her most adored great-grandchildren River of Nashville, TN and Baby Boy Busick of Macon. Nelva is survived by her siblings, Barbara (Allen) Snodgrass of Quincy, IL, Karolyn (Bob) Green of Vandalia, Billy (Linda) Neal of New Bern, NC, Nena Neal of Vandalia, Mike Neal of Mexico. Nelva was preceded in death by her sisters, Marilyn Rhodes and Sharon Neal and brother Nelson Neal. Pallbearers are Caleb Owens, Andy Busick, Elijah Owens, Henry Martin, Allen Chandler, Travis Bryant and Lucas Owens. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Nelva’s name to the St. Clement Cemetery Association.
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