Should have checked this before I sent the last message! Did find the following obit for her. I'll check the local library on my next visit to see if there's anything else. Hope this helps.
"HELEN J. OWEN: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Tuesday, September 8, 1998
Deceased Name: HELEN J. OWEN
HAMPTON - Helen J. Owen, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998.
A native of Hampton, she was a lifelong Peninsula resident. She was a bookkeeper, retiring from Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Newport News in 1977 after 25 years of service. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Mrs. Owen was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene R. Owen. Survivors include three sons, Dr. Henry C. Vansant of Greenville, N.C., William O. Vansant of Hampton and Jay F. Vansant of Richmond; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hampton Veteran's Memorial Gardens by Rev. Terry Smith. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home."