|EDNA LOUISE MOSELEY OWENS
Edna Louise Mosley Owens was born on March 22, 1918, to Elder Lindsey Mosley and Josephine Short
Mosley. She was the youngest of 22 children and was the last one to pass from this life on October 17, 2005.
We were blessed to have our precious Mommy for 87 years, 6 months and 25 days. This may seem like a long
time, but to those who loved her, it was such a short period. We were not ready to give her up but can take
comfort in the hope that she is with Jesus. Her frail body has been made whole again, and she will be waiting
to welcome us when we cross over.
She married Bazle Owens on May 22, 1936. They had 5 children, Dannie
Ray Owens and Dorotha Slone of Hindman, Kentucky, Helen Watson, Josephene Stull and Carolyn Owens-
Davidson of Lexington, Kentucky. All are left to mourn her passing.
Daddy went to be with Jesus on December 16, 1981. Mommy never remarried, but chose to devote herself
to her children, their spouses and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved each and every
one with all her heart. If any one of us got in trouble, down on our luck, or just needed someone to talk to,
Mommy was always there to help out in any way she could. She accepted each of us as we are and loved us
unconditionally until the very end. When she was in the hospital so sick, I would say, “I love you, Mommy,” and
she would answer, “I love you, too. I love you all.”
Mommy, or Mam to the grandchildren, was a gentle and loving person. She always greeted both family and
friends with a hug, and always hugged them goodbye and said “I love you.” She never knowingly hurt anyone’s
feelings and it was almost impossible to argue with her because she wouldn’t argue back.
Mommy was not a member of the church, but she left a strong hope that she is in Heaven. Her body rests in
the Owens Family Cemetery, but her spirit is rejoicing with the angels. During the last few months of her life,
she talked a lot about her mother, and other family members who had passed on. She missed them so much
and was longing to see them again. When I am missing her so much that I think it is more than I can bear, I
picture that joyous reunion in Heaven on October 17, 2005. Then I know that I could never be so selfish as to
wish her back from the arms of Jesus and her loved ones in Heaven. In time, the pain of her passing will
lessen, and the loving memories of her will sustain us until we meet again. We love you, Mommy.
Written by her daughter, Josephene Stull.