Funeral services for Bessie M. Owens, 91, of Belton, were held Sept. 2 at the First Baptist Church of Belton with Rev. Andy Davis officiating. Burial followed at the Moffatt Cemetery.
Owens died Aug. 30 in a Temple hospital.
She was born in Pendleton, May 28, 1915, the daughter of James L. and Mary Safley. She married Oran H. Owens March 12, 1937 in Moffatt. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Belton’s Southwest School. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Belton, where she was a past member of the Prayer Ministry of the Church. Owens was a volunteer for the Scott & White Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran H. Owens, on April 29, 1970; one grandson, Wade Owens, in 1990; three brothers and six sisters.
Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Susan Owens, of Granbury, Kenneth and Patty Owens, of Belton, and Don and Judy Owens, of Belton; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church Belton, 506 North Main Street, 76513.