Hiram Roscoe "H.R." Owen, 81, of Forsyth, Mo., died Monday, April 12. Owen was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Protem, Mo., the son of Myrtle Rose (Hensley) and Hobart Franklin Owen.

Owen was a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in business administration. He was an avid horseman and he loved all sports. Survivors include his longtime companion, Joy Haggard; five nieces, Cathy Siebenlist and son Nicholas of Houston, Texas, Lana Crum, her husband, Chris, and their children, Amy and Keely of South Carolina, Kathy Owen of Forsyth, Lisa Owen of Forsyth, and Marilyn Stricklett and husband Mick of Nixa; four nephews, Mark Thieme, his wife, Kim, and children Rutger, Hunter and Colton of Springfield, Rob Owen, his wife, Joy, and daughter Wenoka of Forsyth, Hal Owen, his wife, Liliana, and children Halie and Hannah of Nixa, and Hobart "Bart" Owen and his wife, Tamara, of Reuter.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Hobart F. Owen and Harley Guy Owen; and one sister, Virginia Weaver. Funeral services for H.R. Owen were held Thursday, April 15. Memorials may be made to Community Hospices, 1756 Bee Creek Road, Branson, MO 65616, or a charity of the donor's choosing.