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Cleo Robert Owens

Cleo Robert Owens, age 82 of Linn, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab.

Cleo was born April 10, 1933, in Osage County, a son to the late Samuel and Lillie (Redden) Owens.

Cleo attended school at Victor School in rural Osage County.

On June 28, 1953, Cleo was united in marriage to Geneva Mae Branson in Linn. She preceded him in death on December 14, 2008.

Cleo worked for Frank Twehous Excavating for 37 years before retiring as a heavy equipment operator and powder man.

Cleo was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church and enjoyed deer and coon hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: one son, Mark Owens and his wife Judy of Linn; two daughters, Janet Owens of Linn and Lisa Hicks and her husband Curtis of Linn; two brothers, Carl Owens and his wife Glenda of Peken, IL. and Roger Owens and his wife Lois of Vichy; two sisters, Wilma Smith of Belle and Joyce Mahaney of Belle; sister-in-law, Carolyn Owens of Belle; four grandchildren, James Shockley, Scott (Cherise) Shockley, Lindsey Hicks and Zachary Hicks; three great grandchildren, Quyncee Shockley, Tiffany (Justin) Perrey and Niya Shockley; three great great grandchildren, Daylynn Perrey, Kenton Perrey and Henlee Ann Shockley as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents and spouse of 55 years, Cleo was preceded in death by: one son, Larry Owens and a brother, Don Owens.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Judge with Rev. Dan Bauder and Rev. Perry Wolfe officiating.

Interment will follow in the Solid Rock Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO. (897-2214) www. mortonchapel.com


Sunday, August 09, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Funeral Service

Monday, August 10, 2015
11:00 AM

Solid Rock Baptist Church
2166 Highway CC
Linn, MO 65051


Monday, August 10, 2015
12:00 PM

Solid Rock Cemetery
Highway CC
Linn, MO 65051

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KRYSTAL BRANSON Jul 6 2020 12:00 AM

Janet, so sorry to here of your dad's passing. Prayers for you and your family.

Jon Lecure Aug 12 2015 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to you all~who knew Cleo... Lisa, Janet and Mark, Im sorry you have to feel this loss; I send my love and prayers your way. aa I remember him being a very strong man, always working so hard, always outdoors. He helped me and grandma (Mayme) with bait for fishing on our way to the creek-and it totally worked! He had magic!! :) -missed but never forgotten a

Krystal Branson Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug Schreiman Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

Janet you have my sympathy. I broke my leg I'm in skilled care. I would be there for you tomorrow but can't. Clyde always admired your dad.

Pauline Fredrich Aug 9 2015 12:00 AM

I have very fond memories of Uncle Cleo. I will always remember him fishing, the trophy catfish he would keep in his freezer, and the hay rides. Janet, Mark, and Lisa my heart is breaking for you. Sending you all my love.

Shantel Lopez Aug 9 2015 12:00 AM

Anna Mae Branson has sent an Expressions of Sympathy card.

Anna Mae Branson Aug 9 2015 12:00 AM

Mark and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Phillips Aug 8 2015 12:00 AM