Nelpha N. Owens, age 78 of Mingo, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Skiff Medical Center - Monarch Wing. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax, with burial following at Union Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will greet friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Mingo American Legion Auxiliary Unit 534 and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
Nelpha was born on December 10, 1933, and grew up in the Jasper County area. On October 31, 1951, she was united in marriage to Ralph Owens. They lived in the Ira and Mingo area and raised three children. Nelpha worked at Maytag for some years and at the Mingo Locker for 16 years.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband Ralph; her daughter, Carol Ann (Charlie) Myers; her sons, Dennis Owens and Marvin Owens; grandchildren, Steve (Jan) Myers, Lisa Myers, and Dave Owens; great grandchildren, Jared Myers, Chloe Forch, Justin Myers, Brett Wheatcraft, and Grace Owens. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Sliger and Jane Hopkins and two brothers, Jim Nell and Tony Nell. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and a son in infancy.
Carol and family, I am so sorry to about the loss of your Mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
God Bless You!
Apr 25, 2012Judy Sumpter (Linda's friend)
Dennis and Marvin
I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mom. By reading the other tributes, I can see that she will be missed by many. Jerry Boelman
Apr 25, 2012Jerry Boelman
I will never forget years ago we took you to a Haunted House... You were so scared.. What a fun night i had with you.. Your strawberries were also awesome too. You will be missed by many..
Apr 24, 2012Deb Baldwin
Aunt Nellie, I have always thought of you as a classy lady. You didnt mince words, but at the same time you treated people with decency and respect.. sometimes even when they didnt deserve it. Uncle Ralph, I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bring you comfort as you say good bye to a very special lady. I feel blessed to have known her. Love, Heather
Apr 24, 2012Heather Nell
Ralph, Marvin and family ; our deepest sympathy goes to you all. she will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful lady. Sorry for your loss. May god bless. Paul & Kim Stielow
Apr 24, 2012Kim stielow
just way to many memories,family gatherings social visits with a great gracious lady that im proud she was my aunt..you will be missed with sadness ahd happy memeoris but someday we will meet again..janice
Apr 23, 2012janice owens
Date and time
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Coburn Funeral Home of Colfax 24 W Howard Street Colfax, Iowa 50054
The family will greet friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.