Mrs. Roberta Lee (Smith) Owings, age 93, of near Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on September 6, 1929 in Patriot, Indiana. She was raised in Patriot, Indiana and was a 1947 graduate of the Patriot High School. Robert was united in marriage on May 17, 1947 to Edward William Owings in the Patriot Parsonage. This happy union of over 58 years was blessed with three children. Roberta was a wonderful homemaker and was the former assistant postmistress for the Bennington Post Office for several years. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 and the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Roberta enjoyed cooking, baking pies, gardening and reading. Roberta passed away at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, at her residence.
Roberta will be missed by her sons, Kenneth Owings and his wife, Joyce of Madison, IN and Robert Owings and his wife, Kathy of Vevay, IN; her daughter, Nancy Reed of Pleasant, IN; her grandchildren, Sarah, Kenny, Tanner, Amanda, Evan and Ryan; her great-grandchildren, Reed, Gabe, Zoe, Will, Ben, Mica, Shelby and Delilah and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edward Smith and Irene R. (Armstrong) Smith; her husband, Edward William Owings; her sister, Ruth M. Robinson and her brothers, Raymond E. Smith and Larry J. Smith.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Eastern Star Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2022, by Pastor Chris Clemans, at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church, 12840 East Brushy Fork Road, Canaan, Indiana 47224.
Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brushy Fork Baptist Church or Pleasant Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com