Doris Irene (Pittsenbarger) Owens, age 96, Grant City, Missouri passed from this life Saturday November 26, 2022 at Orilla’s Way in Grant City.
Doris was born April 26, (even though she always told us it was the 21st) 1926, to William Ray and Nellie Clarissa (Packer) Pittsenbarger in Gentry County, MO. She ran off to Clearwater, Florida to marry her sweetheart Dale on October 22, 1943. They were married 59 years before he preceded her in death (October 12,2002).
Doris spent her life helping Dale on the farm as well as caring for her home and family. She was an avid gardener and loved to have her counters full of colorful jars of the produce she had raised. She had a knack for pie making and cooking, she enjoyed making her recipes for family, church, and the many social clubs she belonged to some of which include the Grant City United Methodist Church, UMW, Uneeda Club, Worth Community Hall, Kent Cemetery, and Grant City Senior Center. For many years she was the family’s bottle calf caretaker. She always looked forward to seeing baby calves in the pastures and her chickens were always safe so long as she had her trusty hoe at the back door. Doris was affectionately known as Granny by her great grandchildren and she firmly believed in spoiling them with gum, candy, toys, dollars and lottery tickets when they came to visit, stating that she’d rather see them enjoy it while she was alive. She made sure each of her grandchildren had a quilt that she lovingly cross-stitched herself. In her later years Granny Doris was always heard “loud and clear” even if she couldn’t hear who she was talking to.
Doris was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother Walter Pittsenbarger.
Doris is survived by two daughters Mary Kay (David) Hunt of Grant City and Norma (Larry) Cousin of Colleyville, TX. Granddaughter Sherri (Chad) Christy of Cedar Rapids, IA, grandsons Craig (Sheila) Hunt and Eric Hunt of Grant City. Six great-grand children Trent, Tosh (Aaron), Rikky (Clayton), Haley (Levi), Braidy, and Morgan. Four great-great grandchildren Boston, Haden, Aiden and Jaden. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home, Grant City, where the family will receive friends from 10-11 AM prior to the service. The Rev. Jeff Jaekley officiating. Burial will be in the Grant City Cemetery. Memorial: United Methodist Church or the Worth County Senior Center, both of Grant City.