Dorothy Mae Owens-Kimble

Dorothy Mae Owens-Kimble age 82 of Newcastle, OK, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  Dorothy was born December 30, 1934 in Smokey Creek, Tennessee.  She was the oldest child of 11 children born to Elmer Massengale and Clemmie (Lowe) Massengale.   Dorothy grew up a country girl and attended school in Smokey Junction, TN.  In 9151 she married Meredith Owens and together they raised eight children, Norman, Danny, David, Timmy, Chris, Tammy, Teresa and Kevin.  Dorothy worked hard as a wife, mother and homemaker.  She also worked outside of the home as a waitress and cook.  For 18 years Dorothy, Meredith and the kids lived in South Vienna, Ohio.  In 1969, Meredith passed away and one year later, Dorothy married Homer Kimble, a truck driver from Oklahoma with five children, Nancy, Kenny, Jimmy, Patty and Bob.  Now two families became one big happy family.  As marriage would have it, one more child was born to Dorothy and Homer, a daughter, Kimberly.

In 1970, the family moved to Newcastle, OK, where she remained until the time of her death.  While living in Newcastle, Dorothy again worked as a homemaker and outside of the home.  She most recently worked at the Newcastle Casino until she retired at the age of 79.

Throughout her life, Dorothy enjoyed quilting, cooking, canning and reading her bible.   She will be remembered as a wonderful cook, a wonderful mother and grandmother.  She also was a special sister and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


She was preceded in death by:

Parents,                           Elmer and Clemmie Massengale;

Two husbands,              Meredith Owens and Homer Kimble;

Two children,                 Debra Owens and Danny Owens;

One brother,                  Donald Massengale;

Three step-children,      Nancy Volkert, Kenny Kimble and Jimmy Kimble;


She is survived by:

Eight children,             Norman Owens of Newcastle,

      David Owens and wife Sheri of Owasso, OK,

     Timmy Owens and wife Janette of Guthrie,

        Chris Owens of Harrison, Ohio,

        Tammy Mellegaard of Newcastle, OK,

        Teresa Gober of Newcastle,

        Kevin Owens and wife Stacy of Moore, OK,

          Kimberly Gibson and husband Roy of Newcastle,

Two step children,        Patty Buck of Mustang, OK,

                                         Bob Kimble and wife Linda of Mustang;

Nine siblings,               Faye Estep of Indian Lake, Ohio,

      Wanda Newport of Winona, TN,

          Molly Morris of Morris Town, Ohio,

       Flonnie Daugherty and husband Harold of Lafollete, TN,

      Linda Day of Huntsville, TN,

      Beatrice Lowe and husband Delford of Smokey Junction, TN,

       Lorene Day and husband Ronnie of Huntsville, TN,

      Dillard Massengale of Smokey Junction, TN,

        Ronald Massengale and wife Denise of Pioneer, TN;

One aunt,                       Lindy Lowe of Smokey Creek, TN;

25 grandchildren,  30 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.


Memorial Services will be 1:00PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at Tri-City Worship Center in Newcastle, OK.  Arrangements are by Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Newcastle, OK.  Send online condolences


  1. Betty Cole on December 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Go rest high on the mountain Mrs. Kimble…You will always be in our hearts & minds

  2. Lynell Fisbeck on December 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom!

    • Kim on January 6, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you Lynell, it has been so hard, but she is at peace now!

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