M. Verneda Banks Owens, 84, died May 1 at her home in Frederick County, Va.
Born in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Fred and Matilda Banks, she was the widow of Guy Owens.
She was a homemaker and farmer, and was retired from National Fruit in the Incentive Department after 17. She was a member of Gainesboro United Methodist Church and Home Demonstration Club.
Surviving are her children, Douglas Owens and wife Penny, of Winchester, Va., Wanda Fletcher and husband Douglas, of Winchester, Va.; four grandchil- dren, David Braithwaite Jr., Douglas Owens Jr., Ashley Owens Cave, and Brian Owens; four stepchildren, Gerry Zirkle, Gleema Donald, and Randy Owens, all of Winchester, Va., and Rodney Owens of Concord, N. C.; three great- grandchildren, John Braithwaite, Shenandoah Braithwaite, and Nicholas Braithwaite; two sisters, Lucetta Smith of Coldwater, Mich., and Claudia Banks of Isom; and three brothers, Charles Banks of Oceanside, Calif., James Banks of Vista, Calif., and Orbin Banks of Chicago, Ill.
Graveside services were held at Shenandoah Memorial Park.