Nyla Jean "June" Owens

June 3, 1941 - August 9, 2019

Visitation Location: Roush Funeral Home

Visitation Hours: Sunday, August 11 (1-3PM)

Service Location: Roush Funeral Home

Service Time: Sunday, August 11 (3PM)

Nyla Jean “June” Owens, 78, of Millwood, WV, passed away on August 9, 2019, in Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV.

June was born in High Splint, KY, on June 3, 1941, to Mary and Delbert Elswick. She attended Gauley Bridge School and married Gary Owens on August 3, 1961. They had one child, Gary Allen, who passed away in 2005. Allen’s son Travis was June’s greatest blessing. June loved all children. Her extended family will forever remember her kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity.

June was a member of Faith Bible Church in Ravenswood, where she was involved in the choir and various church activities. Many people in the community will remember June as a hairdresser who owned her own business, Hair Creations by Double J.

She is survived by her husband, Gary O. Owens; grandson, Travis A. Owens; one brother, Alvin C. Elswick; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Allen; sisters, Delores Elswick, Mary Duffield, Nannie Boyd; and brother, John Elswick.

The family will receive friends at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with service following at 3:00 pm, with Pastor Steve Raines, June’s brother-in-law, officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

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