Phyllis L. Doster
Phyllis L. Doster

NEW HAVEN, Ind. — Phyllis L. Doster, 82, of New Haven, passed away July 23, 2014, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.

Born in Paulding County on Sept. 24, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Mearl and Lucile (Armour) Davis. She was a graduate of Haviland High School, Haviland, Ohio. She was a member of Woodburn United Methodist Church, since 1960 and was also a member of United Methodist Women.

She married Donald E. Doster on July 3, 1949, who preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2011. Phyllis was a homemaker and worked at Golden Years Homestead. She also was a loving babysitter for many children and many adopted her as “mom’ or “grandma.”

She is survived by her children: Mearl Doster of Noblesville, Franklin (Brenda) Doster, David (Kim) Doster, and Susan Doster, all of New Haven; siblings: Gordon (Marieta) Davis and Norma (Terry) Kuster, both of Montgomery, Michigan, William (Laura) Davis of Jerome, Michigan, Rex (Marie) Davis of Grover Hill, Ohio, and Connie (Steven) Tressler of Bryan, Ohio; sister-in-law: Pat Doster of Broughton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law: Mary Doster, and brothers: Gene, Jimmy, and Marvin Davis.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 4300 Becker Road, Woodburn, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Terry McDonald will officiate. Calling is also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven.

Preferred memorials are Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Woodburn United Methodist Church.

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