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Doris Ann Paulson

April 1, 1933 - April 16, 2020


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    Ron Skelly says

    Doris was one of those people that truly enlightened the room when she entered, a true angel on earth, this world has lost a beautiful soul.

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    Julie Gowins says

    Doris was a wonderfully kind and beautiful lady! She sure could light up a room with her smile. Even though she wasn’t family, she treated me like I was. I have one of her beautiful paintings to treasure forever. Heaven gained another beautiful angel!

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    Dave & Lauralee says

    We loved this special lady. She always made us feel loved.

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    Stacey Sansing says

    I had the pleasure of taking care of Doris at Columbia this past month. She was the sweetest lady, and will truly be missed. She was kind to everyone and always had a smile on her face..even when I knew she didn’t feel very well. She loved to talk about the Lord and her family, and would be soo excited to talk to them on the phone or Facetime. We had a birthday party for her April 1st..nothing big..cake, flowers, and a card signed by the staff and other residents.. You woulda thought we gave her the world! She was so happy and was a special day for us all on the Cottage.. I want to thank her family for trusting us with her care. I’ll keep you all in my prayers. RIH, Ms. Doris..💜

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    Lauren says

    Sending our love and sympathy to you all.. Doris and Ivan (and Betty Jo, Hank, Laura, and Ike) always have and always will hold s special place in our hearts.. we hold the best memories of time spent together on Wedeking. Take care all.. your oarents were two of the best!!! Love, Doug, Lauren, (Sydney and Brent) Long

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    Shirley Conyer says

    We are so sorry to hear about Doris. We send our thoughts and prayers to you all. I will always remember what a sweet lady she was and all the good times at the ballpark. She will live on in your memories and knowing that you will see each other again one day. Love, Steve and Shirley Conyer

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    Jane Barron says

    Betty, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My sympathy goes out to all of you.

    With love, Jane Barron.

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Doris Ann Paulson, 87, went home to be with the Lord on April 16, 2020. She was born on April 1, 1933 to Henry Effinger and Laura South in Evansville, Indiana.

Doris loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher for over 30 years. She enjoyed singing in the church choir for over 20 years as well. She worked for the Credit Central Department at Sears for 17 years. Doris enjoyed fishing and helping out at the Food Pantry. Doris was very artistic and loved oil painting and gardening. Above all else, Doris loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her children Laura (Tom) Greenfield, Ike (Beth) Paulson, Betty (Wally) McKain, and Hank (Karen) Paulson; her grandchildren Chris (Chelsey) Paulson, Hayley (David) Kruse, Jacob (MacKenzie) McKain, Hannah Paulson, Heidi Paulson, John Paulson, Caleb Paulson, Ben Paulson, and McKenna Paulson; her great-grandchildren Sydney Greenfield, Zane Greenfield, Nolan Greenfield, Addison Kruse Evan Paulson, Brynn Paulson, Brooklyn Kruse, Nora Paulson, Gideon McKain, and one on the way; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Paul “Ivan” Paulson; her parents; her sister Betty Ingle; and her grandson Scott Greenfield.

Private services will be held at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial at Sunset Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff at Atria Assisted Living and Columbia Healthcare Center for their care of Doris. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grace Baptist Church.