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Canzada Owens, 96, of Independence MO passed away at home with her Grandaughter, Jessica while in the care of Crossroads Hospice. Family will have a small graveside service in Smoky Junction TN at a later date.
Canzada was born in Smoky Junction TN on August 26,1924 to parents, Frank and Mary Elizabeth Cross. She graduated from Norma High School. After WWII, she married the love of her life, Dilmon Owens Jr. (Junior) They raised their 2 children in Miamisburg Ohio. She was an active member of the 1st Baptist Church of Miamisburg. After her husband passed away at an early age in 1973, she learned to drive and made a living by babysitting for several families. Later, she volunteered over 1000 hours at Sycamore Hospital and the local Senior Center. She enjoyed years of traveling with groups of senior adults from her church and senior center. Canzada was described by family and friends as gentle and kind, soft spoken and guiding others to Christ. Proverbs 31:28-30 NIV says: Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
She moved from Miamisburg OH to Independence MO in 2017. She attended Connection Point Baptist Church and assisted in 1st grade children’s choir. She was surrounded with love, children, and silly times. Her last outing was with 5 generations sitting around a bonfire, singing and eating messy s’mores just 2 weeks prior to her passing.
She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father Frank and Mary Elizabeth Cross, Her husband Dilmon Owens Jr., Her Brothers, Ovie and Bratcher, and Her Sisters, Pearl, Navada, and Nora.
Canzada will be greatly missed by her Daughter Sandra Baker, Son Samuel (Bonnie) Owens, Her brothers, Arnold (Dot) Cross and Odell Cross, Her sisters Zora Burress and Evelyn Lowe, 5 granddaughters Jessica Dawes, Angela (Troy) Culbertson, April (Keith) Berry, Jennifer (Grant) Hatfield, and Rebecca (Billy) Cantrell. 2 step grandsons Troy (Meg) Zimpfer and Scott Zimpfer, 13 great grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, lots of extended family and friends too numerous to name.
She will be greatly missed! But God promises in Revelation 21:4-5 KJV: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Behold, I make all things new.