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Monday, August 13, 2012

Doris V. (Townsend) Paulus (August 10, 2012)

Doris V. (Townsend) Paulus, 95, of New Madison, passed away peacefully at her home on August 10, 2012. Doris was born on February 15, 1917 in Darke County to the late Russel and Weltha (Henninger) Townsend.

Doris worked as a farmer’s wife during her life. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and mowing her grass, she was known as the lawn mowing queen of New Madison. Doris was a big Cincinnati Reds fan and a collector of dolls. Her greatest joys were spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Doris is preceded in death by her husband Samual Paulus who passed away in 1990; brothers Galen, Warren and Lowell Townsend; sisters, Dorothy Murphy, Betty Paulus and Shirley Laux and son-in-laws, Marion Petry and James Lockard.

Doris is survived by four daughters, Mary K. Petry of New Paris, Peggy Lockard of Medway, Beverly and Bob Shaffer of West Manchester and Connie and Jim White of Elderado; 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren and a sister, Jeanie Strawser of Greenville.

Friends and family may visit from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11 AM also at the funeral home with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. Family request memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice, donation will be accepted at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to