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Anna Belle Owens
1937 - 2010
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LARNED — Anna Belle Owens, 73, died Dec. 23 at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born May 17, 1937, in Shattuck, Okla. A resident of Larned since 1970, formerly of Woodward, Okla., she was a retired Food Service Supervisor 1 at the Larned State Hospital.

She was a past member of the Nazarene Church, Woodward, Okla.

On Dec. 12, 1961, she married Fredrick "Buck" Owens at Buffalo, Okla. He survives.

Other survivors include mother, Ruby McKenna, Larned; one son, Terry Kraft, Larned; three daughters, Sherlin Moore, and Anna Binns and husband Daniel, both of Larned, and Karen Bronson and husband Tony, Great Bend; one stepdaughter, Mary Ann Hammans, Woodward, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Wilma Evans.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Larned, with Pastor Dennis Scheibmeir presiding. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Morell Funeral Home, Larned. Memorials are designated to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Morell Funeral Home*

P.O. Box 124; 1021 Broadway St.

Larned, KS 67550-0124

(620) 285-2177

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 26, 2010