Doris Eileen Owens


Doris Eileen Owens, 89, of Brownstown passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour surrounded by her family.

Born Feb. 18, 1929, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of William E. and Fay Artis Pilman, both of whom preceded her in death. On Dec. 23, 1950, she married Clair Edward Owens, and he preceded her in death Dec. 4, 2007.

Doris was a member of Brownstown Christian Church, where she was a member of the church choir and served as assistant treasurer for numerous years. She retired March 1, 1989, from Indiana Telephone Corp./Contel after 42 years of loyal and dedicated service. She graduated in 1947 from Brownstown High School and remained close friends with many of her classmates.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa (Barry) Cutter of Brownstown and Cathy (Don) Roberts of Brownstown; four sisters, Jane (Richard) Tormoehlen of Seymour, Carol Ann (Robert) Pope of Brownstown, Janet (Robert) Brown of Brownstown and Joy (Tom) Dawson of Bardstown, Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Julie) Warren of Brownstown, Hope Warren and fiance Steve Cissna of Salem, Mackenzie (Dan) Wenger of Texas, Kwin (Rebekah) Cutter of Brownstown, Alicia (Kyle) McCrary of Brownstown, Amanda (Jaret) Terrell of Brownstown and Kara (Roxanne) Koopman of Palmyra; 15 great-grandchildren, Isaiah Sitterding, Matthew Sitterding, Emerson Warren, Marley Warren, Landry Warren, Abram McCrary, Easton McCrary, Laura Terrell, Vance Terrell, Dru Terrell, Taylor Treadway, Karsen Cutter, Andrew Cissna, Nicholas Cissna and Cole Cissna; and several nieces and nephews.

Doris also was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Morgan, and a brother-in-law, Robert Morgan.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brownstown Christian Church with Pastor Mitchell McIntyre officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown and from noon until the time of service Tuesday at Brownstown Christian Church.

Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Christian Church building fund.

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