Obituary Notice: Alberta W. Owens

Obituary Notice: Alberta W. Owens (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Alberta W. Owens (Provided photo)

Alberta W. Owens, 83, of Penfield went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at her home.

She was born Dec. 15, 1930 in Surveyor Run, a daughter of the late Ralph and Madeline (Collar) Neff.

Mrs. Owens will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and a cherished mother. She dedicated herself to raising her family and helping her husband, Joseph, at Sky Haven Coal Co., their family business.

Mrs. Owens will also be missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with whom she dearly loved spending time.
She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Clearfield.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Owens, whom she wed on April 4, 1947 in Clearfield and four children, Harry Owens and his wife, Susan of Chestnut Grove, Geraldine French and her husband, Dennis and Gail Ross and her husband, Ray, both of Clearfield, and Walter Owens and his wife, Brenda of Eden.

She is survived by 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Livergood and her husband, Eugene of Eden; a brother, Gary Neff and his wife, Patty of Eden; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Owens; a sister, Ruth Owens; and two brothers, Terry and Ralph Neff.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kevin A Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield with Dr. Duane A. White and Robert B. Goldenberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Eden Cemetery, Shawville.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Clearfield Alliance Christian School, 56 Alliance Rd., Clearfield.

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