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George Owens Nature Park
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

1601 S Speck Road, Independence MO

Lat: 38° 05' 18"N, Lon: 94° 21' 42"W

Parks & Recreation
Independence MO 64057

Contributed by Sharon Kroner, Aug 29, 2007 [sharonmok2@sbcglobal.net]. Total records = 1.

Driving directions from the junction of Mo 291 & Mo 78, drive east .9 mile to Speck Road, turn left (north), go .4 mile to entrance to George Owens Nature Park.

George B Owens donated land in Jackson County Missouri for a Nature Park. When he died he was buried on the south side of the Lodge. I spoke with Jeff Umbreit the Park Supervisor (816-325-7951) and he verified that Mr. Owens was indeed buried in this park.

This includes all existing and legible readings from stones from when I visited this cemetery on Aug 15, 2007.

- Sharon Kroner

Owens, George B, b. 04 Jul 1887 in a covered wagon near Ottawa Kansas, d. 19 Apr 1982, teacher & principal of Turner High School & Piper High School, Captain US Air Force, WWI and WWII, He was a lawyer, president of Owens Construction Co. and a member of the Kiwanis Club

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