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Donna L. Owen ~ in our care … August 25, 2020

Donna Lee Owen


Lawson, MO……Donna Lee Owen, age 67, was born November 18, 1952 in Atlantic, IA, the daughter of Ross Mountain and Avis Eleanor (Shepperd) Becker and passed away peacefully  in her home on August 25, 2020 in Lawson, Missouri.

Donna was a quiet, peaceful soul who was loyal and always had a positive outlook.  She became a Registered Nurse at Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in 1974. On June 7, 1975, Donna and Herschel B Owen were united in marriage in Cumberland, Iowa.  To this union two children were born. Her kind and compassionate manner contributed to her natural gift as a Registered Nurse for forty years, spending the majority of her career at Liberty Hospital. Donna was an active member of Chapter AO P.E.O. and an active member of United Methodist Church of Lawson. Donna was a talented quilter who also enjoyed tending to her beautiful assortment of carefully selected irises, listening to music, playing piano, and spending quality time with family.  She especially enjoyed her time with her spoiled four-legged companion, Odie, by her side. 

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Bruce A. Becker.

Survivors include her husband, Herschel B; two children, Lisa Beth Owen and Eric Seth Owen; six siblings, Steven Ross Becker, Daniel Lynn Becker, Diane Ruth Becker, Lori Beth (Barry) Schmidt, Amy Jo (Ron) Stepanek, and Scott William Becker; her beloved dog, Odie; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and a multitude of lifelong friends.

Graveside Funeral Services will be 10:43 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Lawson Cemetery with visitation one hour prior to funeral services at the cemetery.  Memorial Contributions:  Heart of America Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association or Three Rivers Hospice of Platte City.  Services under direction of Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville.  Online Condolences:

15 Responses to “Donna L. Owen ~ in our care … August 25, 2020”

  1. Polly Reynolds August 26, 2020 at 9:56 pm #

    I am so saddened by the loss of your beloved wife & mother.
    Donna was such a sweet person.
    You are all in my heart and prayers.
    Love Aunt Polly

  2. Angie Morrison August 27, 2020 at 5:10 am #

    Herschel and family,

    May the wonderful memories that you must have of Donna help you through this difficult time.

    What a delightfully wonderful person she was. I will always remember what a nice, gentle soul she was. What a treasure.

    You and the entire Becker family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Angie Morrison
    C&M Class of 71

  3. Rod DeVore August 27, 2020 at 4:06 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I remember riding the school bus with Donna for 12 years during our time at C & M and I spent many a day at the Becker House. Donna was always such a kind soul.

    Rod DeVore
    C & M Class 1971

  4. Debi & Larry Campbell August 28, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

    We are so sorry for the loss of our cousin. Donna was a very sweet person. Every year she would send a Christmas card, she never missed a Christmas until this awful unforgiving disease took her, but now she is healed. Even though she couldnt heal here on earth, I hope that Herschel B & family will find comfort in knowing she is healed & you will see her again someday. Jesus has her now & she is smiling down at you all! Love you all!

  5. Diana smith August 28, 2020 at 2:04 pm #

    Donna was a quiet and compassionate nurse. Always a smile. She was a pleasure to work with at Liberty Hospital. She fit well into the role of PST nurse.

  6. Debra Louk August 28, 2020 at 5:38 pm #

    Amy , So sorry to hear of your loss, sending hugs and prayers your way.


  7. Karen Becker Reynolds August 28, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

    I was very sad to hear about Donna and my prayers go out to all family for the loss. She was a very quiet person but so kind and thoughtful. We would play at the Becker picnics when growing up and I always looked forward to that each year. Lots of good memories for all, I’m sure.

  8. Doug and Sandi Conway August 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm #

    Herschel and family.
    Doug and I want to send our condolences to you and your lovely family. Although we met for a brief time, we know how painful this loss must be for your whole family. God bless you and may she have the peace she so richly deserves.

  9. Jeff Andersen August 29, 2020 at 1:55 pm #

    Herschel and family I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was an amazing person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Joyce Morgan August 29, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

    So sorry for your loss! Donna was such a wonderful kind person. She was a super team mate. My heart goes out to all of her family steve was in my class , Diane was on the track team with us.
    My the good Lord comfort you all at this hard time.
    May she rest in peace. God bless you all.
    Joyce Raasch Morgan

  11. Ron (RE) Sherard August 29, 2020 at 7:09 pm #

    My condolences to Herschel and the rest of the Owens family.

  12. Nancy Danner and Lucile Anderson August 31, 2020 at 8:28 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Our families thought a lot of Donna and her family. Our sympathy to you Hersherl and your children.

  13. Nina (Mattheis) Carley September 2, 2020 at 3:39 am #

    I’m saddened to learn that Donna passed away recently. I’ve been reminiscing about our families getting together when we were children, and what a kind and caring person she was throughout our school days. Herschel, Steve, Dan, Diane, Lori, Amy and Scott, may you find comfort in your faith, families and friends as you mourn the loss of sweet Donna.

    Nina (Mattheis) Carley

  14. marlene stepanek September 2, 2020 at 9:49 pm #

    so sorry to hear amy and ron! life is too short and she was a year younger then me! prayers!

  15. Greg and Sherry Wallace September 3, 2020 at 12:11 am #

    We are so very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Our sympathy and love are with you, Herschel, and also Lisa and Eric. Greg and Sherry Wallace

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