Eva Owens

Eva LaWanda Owens

Monday, November 19th, 1934 - Sunday, August 11th, 2019
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Eva LaWanda (Shive) Owens, age 84, of Springfield passed to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11th, 2019.

LaWanda was born November 19, 1934 to William G. and Bessie L. Shive. She was a 1952 graduate of Springfield High School and attended Central Bible Institute. LaWanda served alongside her husband as Assemblies of God pastors for 30 years in Indiana. She retired from St. John's Home Health Services in 2000. LaWanda will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

Survivors include her three loving children, Sandy (Terry) Claessens, Randy (Rene') Owens, and Carol Owens; former daughter-in-law, Susan Long; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Calvin Owens; her son, Steve Owens; daughter-in-law, Lynda Owens: one brother, Robert Shive; one sister, Lola Camp; and her parents, William and Bessie Shive.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. A celebration of LaWanda's life will be held Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 11:30 am at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, with burial to follow at White Chapel in Springfield.

LaWanda had a heart for foreign missions and helping those in need; in lieu of flowers it was her desire that donations be made to Assemblies of God World Missions or Convoy of Hope.

Services have been entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Home South.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Greenlawn Funeral Home - South Springfield
    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, MO 65807
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, August 17th, 2019 11:30am
    Greenlawn Funeral Home - South Springfield
    441 West Battlefield
    Springfield, Missouri 65807
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Tim Keene
  • Interment

    White Chapel
    5234 West State Highway EE
    Springfield 65802


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Wilma Lee

Posted at 12:32am
We were married in 1956, and Cal and LaWanda were our first Pastors at Morocco, Indiana Assembly of God after our marriage. They dedicated both of our daughters and we have remained in touch after all these years. Though miles separated us at times, we didn't let that keep us from seeing each other whenever it was possible. When it wasn't, phone calls and letters kept us in touch. I just can't express what very special friends they were over the years, and we loved them dearly. I so wish we could come to the funeral, but can't because of health reasons. LaWanda you will always be in our hearts, and we will meet again in Heaven one of these days. Dick and Wilma Lee

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