Wanda Ruth Ownby
April 9, 1943 – August 8, 2018
Wanda Ruth Underwood Ownby, age 75, of New Market, formerly of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 8, 2018. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse retiring from Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. She was a graduate of Everett High School in Maryville. Wanda was an avid UT sports fan. In the 1970's she staffed the First Aid rooms at Neyland Stadium during football season. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Oda and Eliza Underwood and her brother Buster Underwood. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gena and Jeff Patten; son Conley Ownby; sister, Hettie Booth; nephew, Rick Booth; niece, Debbie Faulkner; and many other family members. Family will receive friends Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway with a celebration of her life at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Bookwalter Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com
- Gena (Jeff) Patten, Daughter
- Conley Ownby, Son
- Hettie Booth, Sister
- Rick Booth, Nephew
- Oda Underwood, Father
- Eliza Underwood, Mother
- Buster Underwood, Brother
- Debbie Faulkner, Niece
- Visitation Saturday, August 18, 2018
- Celebration of Life Saturday, August 18, 2018
- Interment Saturday, August 18, 2018
Wanda Ruth Ownby
Bob and Radine Barnett
August 18, 2018
Wanda has been our neighbor and dear friend for more than a decade.She loved her hill as she called it and her beautiful view from her front porch.
I think her happiest times were working in her yard planting flowers and sharing her flowers with others and reaping the joy of seeing them flourish.That woman did have a green thumb.
She also loved doing crafts and crocheting gifts for people,especially baby items.Sometimes I think she went looking for expectant mothers just to crochet outfits,booties,afgahans and even elaborate christening outfits. She was always baking sweets just for the joy of giving,she could not eat them herself.
I could go on and on,but she will be greatly missed ,we loved her like family.
August 17, 2018
Wanda was a very dear friend to my family. We loved her so much. She was real independent, funny, loving and kind. She always kept us laughing. I have so many wonderful memories of her. She loved her family and spoke of them often. I miss her more than words can express. My heart felt sympathy goes out to her family. Only God can mend our hearts.
August 13, 2018
This Wanda and her sister Hettie on our trip to visit in 2006.