Nancy A. Owen, age 78, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, formerly of Hamburg, Iowa, passed away April 4, 2020, at the Ambassador in Nebraska City.
She was born on May 20, 1941, at Fairfax, Missouri, the daughter of Dale and Helen I. (Hurst) White. She attended school and graduated from the Riverton High School with the Class of 1959.
Nancy was united in marriage to Charles R. Owen on November 26, 1960, in Hamburg, Iowa, and to this union three children were born: Debbie, Steve and Randy. She worked for several years at the former Interstate Nurseries in Hamburg. She also worked at the Hamburg Market and as a secretary at Hamburg High School. She dearly loved her grandchildren and often watched them over the years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro, Missouri, and enjoyed square dancing, camping with her husband Charles, trips to Branson, Missouri, and the Sidney, Iowa, Rodeo – the place where Charles and Nancy met. Most of all, she loved her family!
She is survived by her children, Debbie Lechner and husband, Bob, of Nebraska City, Steve Owen and wife, Dee, of Farragut, Iowa, and Randy Owen and wife, Lora Lea, of Hamburg; grandchildren, Robert, Tyler, Alexis, Brody, and Connor; great-grandchildren, Hannelore, Jayson, and Robert Mark; other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on September 18, 2016; grandson, Cameron Owen, on October 24, 2016; an infant brother, William Dale; and sisters, Terry and Judy Jennings.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a family graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion (Utterback) Cemetery northeast of Hamburg. Open viewing is Tuesday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., all at Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg. Due to CDC guidelines, crowd size will be limited to 10 people.
Memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro, Missouri. Rash-Gude Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.