Doris Lee Finical, age 83, passed away October 9, 2021. She was born March 25, 1938, in Checotah, OK to James V. and Annice Owen. After graduating from Muskogee High School in 1956, she met and married her husband, Bob Finical, on December 10, 1959. Doris and Bob were married for 61 years.
Doris worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone and Texaco, Inc. until 1960 when she left to start her family. She returned to work in 1971 at which time she was employed by Claremore Public Schools, specifically Westside Elementary School until her retirement in June, 1995. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering for her church and in her Claremore community as well as traveling with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.
Doris is survived by her husband, Bob of Claremore and two daughters and sons-in-law, Rene and Ray Witten, Owasso, OK, and Janet and Gary Johnston, Tulsa, OK. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Barret Witten of Frisco, CO, Grant Johnston and Abby Johnston of Tulsa. In addition, she is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Ronnie Lloyd of Edmond, OK, sister-in-law Marge Owen, Tulsa, OK as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James V. and Annice Owen, her brothers, Fay Owen, J.D. Owen, Von Owen, and Ronald Owen as well as her sisters, Nancy Rider, Joyce Bowman, Geleda Platter, and Sharon Allen.
Services will be held this Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 11am at the Rice Funeral Service Chapel in Claremore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ memory to Claremore Public Schools Foundation at www.claremorepublicschoolsfoundation.org/donate/ or Baptist Children’s Home of Owasso at www.obhc.org
Lunch will be provided following the service at The Pink House, and all are welcome to attend.