Mike Owens, 79, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, was born on May 2, 1943. The Lord of the Church called Mike home on September 7, 2022. Mike served in the United States Army from July 8, 1960 through April 17, 1963, attaining the rank of Specialist (E4). He was assigned to the 2nd Howitzer Battery of the 6th Artillery Division. He married his first wife, Ona Mae Reichling on December 15, 1962. Together they had three children, William M. Owens II (Mike), Janie Owens, and Benjamin Owens. Following his marriage to Ona Mae, Mike was married to Patricia R. Propst on November 1, 1974. Pat brought her three children, Anthony, Michael and Jeffrey Propst, into the marriage, so that their merged family consisted of six children. Mike was Baptized and Confirmed in the faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kearney, Missouri, on September 16, 1979, and remained a faithful member ever since, worshiping and receiving the Lord’s Supper regularly as he was able.
Mike was preceded in death by his biological father, Robert Owens; his mother, Evelyn Reynolds; his step-father, Ben Reynolds; his brothers, Jim Owens and Tom Reynolds; and his grandson, Dalton Perkins.
Mike is survived by his wife, Patricia Owens; his sons, Anthony Propst (and wife, Ellen), Michael Propst, William “Mike” Owens (and wife, Michelle), Janie Freeman (and husband, Brad); Benjamin Owens (and wife, Diane), and Jeffrey Propst (his wife, Vickie); his grandchildren, Casey, Kayla, Tiffany (and husband, Matthew), Aaron, Mikey (and wife, Rebecca), Madalynn (and husband, Cree), Cheyenna, Joshua, Hannah, Morghan, Matthew, Mason and Maleigh; his great-grandchildren, Jackson, Clarkson, Emmaleah, Charlee, Levi and Harper; and his siblings, Robert Owens, Ruth Bucher (and husband, Jack), David Owens (and wife, Donna), Sue Roche’, Tom Owens and Linda Griffith.
May all who mourn this death be comforted in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection of the dead for all those who have believed and have placed their trust solely in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior – for even in death, He is Lord of all. To Him alone be the glory, the power, and the dominion, forever and ever. Amen!
Visitation will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kearney, Missouri. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, followed by burial at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
My heartfelt condolences. Gonna miss Mike giving me a hard time.
Staci (Naylor) Hill
I met Mike somewhere around 1997. Just by chance at a United Bowhunters of Missouri banquet. I still remember we bonded over us both being interested in building wood arrows. From the first chance meeting Mike treated me like an old friend. As time past Mike became to more like a family member. I used to call him my Crazy Uncle Mike. As years past we shared hunts and many great stories. Man did he ever have some stories. I can still hear that chuckle he had. He treated my kids (Hunter & Jake) as if they were part of his family. They always enjoyed sharing campfires with Mike. My Dad (Doug) and him hit it off and shared many adventures. I was lucky enough to go on some great hunting trips with Mike and will always cherish those moments. I know somewhere he gathered in a circle holding court and telling some tales. I’m sure gonna miss you buddy.
Mike was one of the first people I met when I joined the United Bowhunters of Missouri. His friendly demeanor and great stories made me feel welcome right away. I always looked forward to seeing him at our club events. Rest in peace, my friend.
We shared several campfires and a couple Texas hog hunts, Mike was always a good guy to have around, we laughed so much at his stories. I will never forget watching him try to order a subway sandwich, to this day everytime I go to subway I remember him picking the” pontiac ortega” bread for his sandwich. Rest easy Mike, you will be missed.