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Martha Nell Owens, devoted mother, grandmother, and friend went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Laurel Land Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of visitation on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Martha Nell Miller was born September 27, 1932 in Cleburne, Texas to Marion Dodd Miller and Nell Gray Davis Miller. She married Tommy D. Owens on May 6, 1977 in Cleburne. He preceded her in death in 2007 after 30 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters. Martha spent her working years with Tesuya Council of Campfire in Cleburne and the Department of Health and Human Services. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Cleburne, more recently at Pathway Church in Burleson, and finally at Heritage Chapel. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be missed. Martha was a champion for the underdog. She lived well, with great passion and determination. Her family is grateful for the legacy she left.
Survivors include three children: Caren Robertson and husband Joe, Sam Cooper and wife Karen, and Tammy Manuel and husband John, grandchildren: Ben, Will and Taylor Cooper, Jennifer Disney and husband Jason, Melani Skinner, Joey Robertson and wife Jenny, seven great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.
Memorial donations are requested to Adera Foundation at aderafoundation.org.
Published on May 8, 2017
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