Doris Aileen Owen ~ In Our Care ~ April 10, 2023

Doris Aileen Owen
December 21, 1926 ~ April 10, 2023


Maysville, Missouri…….Doris Aileen Owen was born December 21, 1926 to Luther Marsden and Velma Ethel (Flanders) Owens on a farm near Fairport, MO. She passed away April 10, 2023, at Sunset Home with family at her side.

Doris attended elementary school at Oak Grove and New Harvard Country Schools and Maysville Elementary. She graduated from Maysville High School in 1945. She then attended Platte-Gard Business School in St. Joseph and worked at Standard Oil Co.

On November 10, 1946, she married John Howard Owen at Stewartsville, MO.  After getting married, Doris worked as a secretary for the Veterans Farm Training program. They soon moved to the farm where she became a housewife who not only kept her house immaculate but the yard and garden as well. John and Doris made their home on the farm all their married life where they raised their four children: Ronnie, Rickey, Randy, and Ronda.

Doris’ love was family, horses, gardening and sewing. She made clothes for herself and the family and repaired some articles of clothing that was almost beyond repairing. She could put a “patch” on top of another “patch” to get some more “wear” out of chore clothes. Stories and pictures of her horse “Tommy” made her smile these last few months. She spent hours in her garden keeping it looking good and growing food for her table, family and friends. She probably canned more green beans than anyone in the county.

After 59 years of marriage, John Howard preceded her in death on May 22, 2006. She continued to live on the farm until her health declined requiring her to leave the farm and live at the nursing home.

Besides Johnny, Doris is also preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Velma.

She is survived by her sons, Ronnie (Sue) of Rock Port, Rick (Alda) of Fairport, Randy (Robin) of Maysville, and her daughter, Ronda (Charles) of Maysville and by eight grandchildren: Brady (Ann) Owen, Brandi (Isaac) Gipson, Jake (Christina) Owen, Kate (Nathan) Noland, Aaron Bridgeman, Emily (John Henry) Parkinson, Jimmy (Tricia) McClure, and Brian (Christine) McClure.

She is also survived by seventeen great-grandchildren: Isla and Marsden Gipson, Olivia and Adam Owen, Logan, Haley, and Landon Noland, Alexa Edwards, Buck Beems, Taelyn, Halleigh, and Connor Parkinson, Kason, Kennidee, and Kenzee McClure, and Jerrilyn and Cody McClure.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with burial following at Shambaugh-Cope Cemetery, Weatherby, Missouri.  Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions:  Comfort Care Hospice.  

7 Responses to “Doris Aileen Owen ~ In Our Care ~ April 10, 2023”

  1. Alan H Bray April 11, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

    Wonderful woman she will be missed

  2. Steven Smith April 12, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

    Condolences to the family. Very good memories of John Howard & Doris.

  3. Johni April 12, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. I know you will greatly miss her.

    Johni (Hobbs) Foulk

  4. Dave Bromley April 12, 2023 at 10:17 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.
    Doris will be greatly missed by all.

    Bob Bromley
    Dave Bromley

  5. Sheila Davis April 17, 2023 at 10:37 pm #

    She was an amazing mom. I wish you many loving memories.

  6. Dixie L Rogers April 29, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

    I have fond memories of Doris. Saw her a few year ago at Sunset. She was a good neighbor to my parents, Charlie and Grace Gilbert. Sending my sympathy to your family.

    Dixie Lynne (Gilbert) Rogers

  7. Dixie L Rogers April 29, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

    Sending my sympathy to your family. Doris and Johnny were good neighbors to my parents, Charlie and Grace Gilbert. Saw Doris a few years ago at Sunset.

    Dixie Lynne (Gilbert) Rogers

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