Ellen Mae Cavness, 83, of Owensville, Mo., died Friday, May 23, 2008, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo.
Born May 2, 1925, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of the late Jessie James and Fanny Mae Russell Owens, she was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Owensville.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Christian and husband, Rich, of Owensville and Jean Brazzle, of Waverly, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Jack Altman, of Mountain Home, Ark., Patty Lutts, Richie and Chris Baggett, and Tammy Pierpoint, all of Waverly, Kim Norris, of Opp, Ala., Scott Altman, of Sedalia, Mo., and Michelle Altman, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Cory Brock, Belle Stricklin and Gladys Duncan and three brothers, Jimmy, Bill and Lee Owens.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Bobby Crabb officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery at Malden.