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Jessie Owens-Enfield

June 26, 1926 — December 18, 2016

Lifelong Goodland, Kansas resident Jessie Alice Jacobs Owens-Enfield, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society- Sherman County in Goodland.

Jessie was born at home on June 26, 1926 in Sherman County, west of Brewster to Jesse Wesley and Germaine (Richards) Jacobs.  She was one of four children.  Jessie attended school at Brownville and Colby High School, graduating in 1944.  She then went on and attended one year of college at Fort Hays State University.

On May 13, 1946, Jessie married Warren Howard Owens in Goodland.  He later passed away in 1977.  To this union, three children, Robert, Barbara and Dee Scott were born.  Jessie was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, were she worked for many years as the church secretary.  She also spent many hours working with the Hospital Auxiliary and the Goodland Arts Council.  She also taught Sunday School for many years.

On April 8, 2006, Jessie married Albert “Bud” Enfield.  With this union, Jessie welcomed two more children, Valorie and Brent into her life.

Preceding Jessie in death was her parents, her first Husband Warren, a sister Fern Colton, and two brother-in-laws Charles Gravener and Charles Colton.

She is survived by her husband Albert “Bud” Enfield, her children, son Robert and his wife Christine Owens of Bushton, KS, daughter Barbara Smith-Planansky and her husband Dennis of North Platte, NE, and son Dee Scott and his wife Sharon Owens of Kismet, KS; step daughter Valorie Rolfs and her husband Reed of Scott City, KS, step son Brent Enfield and his wife Toni of Wichita, KS, one brother John Jacobs and his wife Rosalee of Colby, Kansas,a sister Madeliene Gravener of Colby, Kansas, and a former son-in-law Curtis Smith.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

**Please note that all service times are Mountain Time.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Emmauel Lutheran Church
and may be left at the services or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

Goodland Arts Council
and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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