Funeral services for Doris Jean Howard, 83, of Chickasha, formerly of Tulsa and Salina, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, located at 5111 S Memorial Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma with Reverend Michael Oberlender officiating.

Doris Jean Howard was born January 4, 1933 in Brownwood, Missouri, the daughter of William McDowell and Mary Matilda (Revelle) McDowell. She passed away Saturday, May 07, 2016 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

She married Bill Howard on October 12, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri. They were married 57 years until his passing in 2008.

After being in the building business for a number of years, Bill and Doris returned to their farm in Salina. Doris enjoyed cooking, reading, working in the yard, but most of all she enjoyed listening to beautiful music. She and Bill had many friends and loved to entertain at their farm, which resembled a beautiful park.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband and their son Brett who died in 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, Michele DeHart and husband, Mark, of Chickasha; two grandsons, Seth DeHart and wife, Mandy, of Chickasha and John DeHart and wife, Camillia, of Chickasha; two granddaughters, Natalie McCalla and husband, Nathan, of Chickasha and Korie Shaw and husband, Robert, of Broken Arrow; ten great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church, PO Box 626, Chickasha, OK 73023 or The Oklahoma Animal Alliance, 1822 E 15th St Ste B, Tulsa, OK 74104 .

A visitation of friends and family will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home. There will not be an open casket at the funeral home or during the services.

Services and interment in Memorial Park Cemetery located in Tulsa are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home of Chickasha, Oklahoma.