PHYLLIS L. DOSTER, 82, of New Haven, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born Sept. 24, 1931, in Paulding County, she was a 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; he 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, Mich., William (Laura) Davis of Jerome, Mich., 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 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 4300 Becker Rord, Woodburn, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Terry McDonald officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Woodburn United Methodist Church. To share online condolences, please visit

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