Jo Owens

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Jo Owens (Buttons Flanakin) 62, of Round Rock, TX died Thursday evening August 14, 2014 in her home after a very long fight against cancer. She was in hospice care for 3 months prior to her death. She leaves her husband, Noland Owens of Round Rock, TX; two daughters and their husbands, Heather Steinkuehler and husband Chris of Victoria, TX andAngelia Hope Paffe and husband Dan of Georgetown TX.; eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a sister, Leighann Arinderle and a brother, Jerry Jones, both of Silsbee, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Ennis (G.E.) Flanakin and Ouida Mae Flanakin, both of Silsbee. She was born on October 29, 1951 in Silsbee, TX where her father, G.E. was in the logging business for many years. She was very active in her community and always loved doing volunteer work in and around town. She was a high school cheerleader and class queen. After graduating from Silsbee high school she moved to many various states where for the last 15 years she co-pastored with her husband Noland in Jasper, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina before relocating back to Round Rock, Texas where she had lived for the last 6 years prior to her death. She loved playing tennis and golf. More importantly she loved people. She especially loved working with underprivileged children. In ministry she touched many lives all over this country. She was always known for her passion and for the black and white way she approached life. She was never one to back down from a fight if she believed it was a just cause. A memorial service will be held at Farmers Funeral Home in Silsbee, TX Thursday morning at 10:30AM,August 28, 2014. The family asks instead of flowers, donations be sent to further her interest in children’s ministry to: Heart House Ministries, PO Box 2260, Cedar Park, Texas 78630.

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