Funeral services for Iris Laverne Owens, 77, of the Flo Community of Leon County were held at 11 AM, Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Flo Community Baptist Church. Rev. John Murray, pastor, officiated and burial was held at 2:30 PM in the Riverside Pioneer Cemetery located in Riverside, Texas.
Pallbearers were Curt Owens, Kevin Owens, Coy Stephenson, Guillermo Zelaya, Jack Burns and Jacob Dunn.
Iris Owens was born October 9, 1939 in Riverside, Texas to Vernon Lee and Lila (High) Curtis. She worked for many years as an accountant for county government. For the past four years, she and her husband, Gene, lived in the Flo Community having moved there from Crockett where they were members of the Central Baptist Church.
Iris enjoyed working in the yard and being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Iris was an excellent cook and could “can” vegetables. She and Gene would can enormous amounts of food which the family and friends consumed. She was a strong and happy woman and fun to be around. While living in the Flo Community, she and her husband attended the Flo Community Baptist Church. She passed away on July 18, 2017 at her residence.
Iris was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Max Curtis and Melvin Curtis and a grandson, Devon Anderson. Surviving relatives include husband, Gene Owens of the Flo Community; four sons, Rex Michels (wife, Maru) of Houston, Roy Michels (wife, Lori) of Crockett; Ricky Owens (wife, Donna) of Sugarland and David Owens (wife, Debbie) of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; a daughter, Kayla Stephenson (husband, Chris) of Montgomery; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Flo Community Baptist Church, 17159 FM 831, Buffalo, Texas 75831.
All services were under the direction of Walters Funeral Home. Please go to www.waltersfuneralhome.com to view Mrs. Owens’ online memorial page and leave condolences for the family.