Frances Vivian Whitten Owens

Seneca, SC — Frances Vivian Whitten Owens, 91, wife of the late William Robert Owens, Sr., of Seneca, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Morningside Assisted Living.


Born in Tampa, FL, Mrs. Owens was the daughter of the late William Clyde and Frances Mae Corbin Whitten. She received her Masters Degree from Clemson University in Education and was a 1949 graduate of Limestone College. Mrs. Owens retired from the Oconee County School District. She was a past president of the United Daughters of Confederacy and the Hayne Circle; a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and was an avid bridge player. Mrs. Owens was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Walhalla Presbyterian Church.


Mrs. Owens is survived by her son: Robert Owens, Jr. (Carolyn) of Walhalla, SC; daughters: Nancy Owens Dobson (Truette) of Seneca, SC and Katherine Owens Moxley (Charles) of Mountain Rest, SC; grandchildren: Kimberly Owens Klenda (Mike) of Union, KY, Dohnia Owens Galloway (Ryan) of Darlington, SC, Ned Truette Dobson III (Bridgette) of Fair Play, SC, Lisa Dobson Jordan (Kevin) of Conway, SC, William Charles Moxley (Katherine) of Mountain Rest, SC and Grace Elisabeth Moxley Saxon (Jake) of Atlanta, GA; and great-grandchildren: Caleb Klenda, Abigail Klenda, Eliana Klenda, Kaelyn Klenda, Dohnia Elizabeth Galloway, Goodson Galloway, Suzi Dobson, Zane Dobson, Cade Jordan and Carson Jordan.


In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her brother: Dr. Bill Whitten.


Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Oconee Memorial Park.


Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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