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Doris Jane Matney

Funeral for Doris Jane Matney, 93, Lawton, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at First Baptist East with Jim McGuire, pastor, officiating. Her grandson, Shawn Hall, will honor Doris with his gift of music. 

Doris Jane Matney went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 9, 2018. 

Burial will be at Flower Mound Cemetery under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. 

Doris was born Aug. 28,1924, in Vernon, Texas, to L.T. and Eunice Roller. 

She met and married the love of her life, Homer Matney, in Vernon, Texas, at the age of 19. After the ceremony, it was a few short days before Homer left to serve this great country in WWII. Doris also helped with the war efforts by working in the war factories in Fort Worth, Texas. After the war, Homer came home and continued to play baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization while Doris raised their three children. She was a stay-at-home mother and later also became a wonderful preacher's wife when Homer surrendered to the ministry. They were married 72 years. 

She became a hairdresser in 1962. She worked in beauty shops in Comanche and Vernon, Texas, where she owned her own shop. 

She enjoyed being a preacher's wife, hairdresser and was very good at crafts. 

Doris was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. They loved Doris's wonderful cooking. She did whatever it took to spoil the grandchildren! She served in Vacation Bible Schools for over 50 years and was active in WMU.

Survivors include her two sons: Ronnie Matney, Natchitoches, La., and Donnie Matney, Rattan; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Darrell Jones, Lawton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Doris also had many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. 

She resided in the Ten Oaks Place for the past several years. Doris loved the ones who cared for her and they became her extended family.

Preceding Doris in death were her husband, her mother and father, and her sister, Dorothy Mowrey. 

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