Helen I. Owens, 90, of Bellaire, OH passed from this earth to join her Heavenly Father Saturday, February 23, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Country Club Retirement Campus, Bellaire. She was born November 7, 1928 in Barnesville, OH a daughter of the late Arthur and Carrie Newell Carpenter.
Helen was a homemaker and a member of Shadyside Church of the Nazarene.
Helen was a missionary in Equador, New Guinea, Peru, Bahamas and Sun Valley Indian School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Smathers; her second husband, Alfred Owens; brothers, Arthur “Junior”, Thomas and Lawson Carpenter.
Surviving are a sister, Lois (Clyde) Jennewein; a brother, Donald (Thelma) Carpenter; her children, Paul (Lydia) Smathers, Donald Smathers, Richard (Christina) Smathers, Randy (Terrie) Smathers, Alfred “Butch” (Dorothy) Owens, Larry (Patricia) Owens, Bonnie Owens, Penny Owens, Betty (David) Dorff, Rosie Owens-Campbell, Carrie (Richard) Edgar, John Michael (Rosette) Owens, Jimmy John (Ruth) Owens many grand, great grand and great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and Wednesday from 9 am until 11 am at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH 43906 where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11am with Rev. Dr. Dennis Hancock officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.
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