Doris Elaine (McMahan) Fuller, 85, of Medina, NY, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her home.
Born on July 3, 1933 in McGregor, TX, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Millie McMahan.
Doris grew up near the Fort Hood army base, where she met the love of her life, Lavern (Bud) Fuller, as he was stationed there serving in the United States Army. She and Lavern were married on July 12, 1953 and then moved to Medina, NY. While raising six children, Doris worked part time at the Medina Dairy and at Bells Supermarket. She was an active member in the Mother’s Club at St. Mary’s School, helping to prepare daily lunches while her children attended school there. Doris was also a life-long member of the Court Santa Maria #295 Catholic Daughters of America. Doris loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening and golfing. Doris also loved visiting Myrtle Beach and spending Sundays with her family at her cottage on Lake Ontario.
Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, Lavern O. Fuller; her six children, Michael (Susan) Fuller, Gregory (Diane) Fuller, Steven (Linda) Fuller, Cheryl (Russell) Cree, Marguerite (Jonathan) Sherman, all of Medina, and Christopher (Melissa) Fuller of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Alton McMahan; Brother-in-laws Robert Fuller, Paul Fuller and Ed Hellwig; and sister-in-law’s, Elizabeth “Betty” Menz and Dorothy “Dottie” Hellwig. She was blessed with 15 grandchildren, Matthew Fuller, Timothy Fuller, Andrew Fuller, Amy Herman, Katie Crooks, Mark Fuller, Meghan Fuller, Kayla Rosenbeck, Tyler Evans, Lucan Evans, Nathan Sherman, Hailey Fuller, Brooke Fuller, Nicole Guild and Tiffany Cree and 8 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly. Doris is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her aides, Stacey, Felicia and Steph.
She is pre-deceased by her step-father Howard Buchanan, brother, Gene McMahan, brother-in-law’s Merle T. Draper, William Menz and sister-in laws, E. Barbara Draper and Patricia Fuller; father and mother-in-law’s E. Lavern Fuller and Dorothy Fuller.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, Medina NY. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, Medina, NY. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 6215 Sheridan Dr. Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14221, or to the East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company, 5021 East Shelby Road, Medina NY 14103.
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Alzheimer's Association of Western New York
6215 Sheridan Dr. Suite 100, Buffalo NY 14221
Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary's Church
211 Eagle St., Medina NY 14103