After a brief illness, Dora Ingle Owens, 95, passed away peacefully, January 12, 2021, at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Bristol, Tennessee. Dora was born May 18, 1925, in Washington County Virginia, to Gilbert and Isabelle Ingle.
In addition to her parents, Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie. They had many happy moments during their 55 years of marriage. Her daughter-in-law, Kittye, preceded her in death in 2016. Also, preceding her in death were her brothers Howard, Lloyd, Hubert, Malcolm and Anthony, and one sister, Hazel Emory.
Left to cherish her memories are her son Charles (Judy) and granddaughters Angie Owens (Dwight) and Pam Clements (Benjamin). She was especially proud of her great- grandchildren Abby and Ethan Owens, and Caroline, Owen and Becca Clements. Her surviving step-granddaughters are Sheri (Ray) McRae and Nicole (Jason) Matthews and their children, Alek and Ian McRae, and Preston Matthews. Several nephews and nieces survive Dora.
Dora was a wonderful wife, mother and mommaw. She loved reading, watching her stories, telling stories and visiting with her neighbors. She loved to cook using the many vegetables that she had canned or frozen. Her specialty was strawberry jam. She was an accomplished seamstress who worked in a garment factory for several years. Dora never met a stranger and loved having company.
Dora was a Christian who for many years was a member of Scenic Park Baptist Church. Later in life she became a member at East Bristol Church of Christ.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a family funeral will be held. It will be at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, and the minister conducting services will be Tim Ruble. Burial will follow the service. Those attending are asked to wear masks and to social distance in observance of COVID-19 restrictions.
The hard work of those at Elmcroft who took care of her is much appreciated. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to East Bristol Church of Christ (340 Bonham Road Bristol VA 24201) or to a favorite charity.
Those wishing to share memories or send “Hugs from Home” may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
. Mrs. Owens and her family are in the care of the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700)