Published in the Springfield News-Leader on Feb. 24, 2014

Hailey Owens was born on August 18, 2003, in Springfield, Missouri. She went to heaven on February 18, 2014 at the age of 10.

Hailey was a high-spirited, happy child. She was kind-hearted, full of life, full of laughter, and full of love. She enjoyed helping her mom with laundry, cooking, and baby-sitting. She was thrilled that she was getting ready to become an aunt.

At times, Hailey was a girly-girl who loved painting her fingernails, watching Princess movies, playing dress-up, getting her hair fixed, and having her picture taken by her sister at Nathaniel Greene Park. At other times, she was a tomboy who loved playing in the mud and riding her bike in the creek.

Hailey loved to talk, enjoyed all kinds of music, and the colors pink and purple were her favorites. She attended Bowerman Elementary from kindergarten through second grade and was currently a fourth grader at Westport Elementary. She was a believer in Jesus Christ and had a positive impact on everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed.



The family is grateful for the support, encouragement, and love they have received from people locally, nationally, and globally. Donations to benefit the family may be made to the Hailey Owens Memorial Fund through Empire Bank.