John Ward Ownbey

Sunday, September 25, 2011

John Ward Ownbey, age 86, of Gladstone, MO, passed away in his home on September 14, 2011.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. at Mount Moriah Terrace Park, Hwy. 169 North and NW 108th Street.

John was born July 17, 1925 in Green Forest, AR to John and Janie Ownbey.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958. He retired from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service after 30 years.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Evelyn and daughters, Sonjya Ownbey and Arletta Ownbey, both of Gladstone. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mildred Shaw and Grace Rose.