DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Frances Doll
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


January 2, 2001

FORMER STAR COLUMNIST FRANCES DOLL, 96, DIES
     Auburn—Frances E. Doll, 96, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Riverside, Calif.
     She was a longtime resident of Auburn and Fort Wayne before moving to Riverside last year.
     Mrs. Doll wrote a weekly newspaper column, “Spotlight on Seniors,” for The Evening Star from 1981 until her retirement last June.
     She was a native of Grabill and worked as a buyer at Grand Leader and Stillman’s Department Store in Fort Wayne for 25 years.
     She was a member of St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Spencerville and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. She was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile in DeKalb County and Creative Play School in Auburn.
     Surviving are a daughter, Ruthann Maxwell of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters, Helen Koch of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and Kathryn Dean of Brevard, N. C.; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, George; a son, Davey; three sisters and two brothers.
     Graveside services will be held at a later date. There will be no calling. Arrangements are being handled by Akes Funeral Home, Riverside, Calif.
     Memorials are to the Eckhart Public Library, Auburn.



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