Doris Love, 88, formerly of Tiverton


Doris Love, 88, formerly of Tiverton, passed from this life on December 22 in Summerfield, Fla.

Born in Sperry, Okla., she was a daughter of the late Roy Moss and Minta Buttram Moss, and the stepdaughter of the late Janie Smothers Moss of Jenks, Okla.

Doris was predeceased by her late husbands George Dunham, Sr., of Tulsa Okla., Harold Fabian of Joplin, Mo. and Eugene Love Sr. of Portsmouth.

Her early career was with the Telephone Company in Tulsa. Years later, with her late husband Harold Fabian, she owned and operated the Maytag Laundry in Joplin, and later took up flying when the pair operated a Cessna shuttle service. She was then employed at Mickey Mantle’s Holiday Inn in Joplin for several years before becoming a nursing assistant at Joplin’s St. John’s Hospital.

After relocating to Tiverton in 1971, she continued her career as a nursing assistant at Truesdale and Charlton Memorial Hospitals before retiring in the late ‘80s.

She and her late husband Gene loved to travel and follow NASCAR racing, making many friends along the way.

During the last few years, Doris enthusiastically took up gold prospecting, and was a member of the Lost Dutchman Mining Association in Georgia.

Doris was loved by everyone for her sweet and gentle spirit.

She is survived by her two daughters, Kay Fournier of Tiverton and Betty Jean Fabian of Summerfield, Fla.; six grandchildren, Shael Colantonio of Tiverton, Kress Amaral of Rehoboth, Mass., Glade Keener of Barboursville, WV, Brandon and David Fabian of Summerfield, Fla., and Casey Edwards of Cody, Wy., and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Isaac, Mya, Raynor Lee, Gawain, David Jr., Zoe, and another on the way.

Arrangements in Florida were private.


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