Lee Funeral Home, Inc.
Doris Miller Crull
(October 26, 1919 - May 25, 2017)
Doris Miller Crull, 97, of Winona passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 25, 2017. She was born Oct. 26, 1919, in New Orleans,
Louisiana, and was the daughter of Stephen Wallace Miller and Josephine Derepas Miller. Doris earned her nurse anesthetist degree at
Charity Hospital in New Orleans where she met and married Dr. Luther Putnam Crull in 1942.
She is survived by her daughter, Madelane Crull Elston of Fort Wayne, IN; her son, Luther Putnam Crull, Jr., of Kilmichael, MS; four
grandchildren, Deborah Elston Shearer, Melanie Elston Zink, Christopher Ralph Elston, and Luther Putnam Crull III; and six
Doris was a past president of the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and a past chairman of the Southeastern Association of
Nurse Anesthetists. She was instrumental in lobbying for the first nurse anesthetist degree program at University of Mississippi Medical
Center in Jackson. She was a past president of the Winona Garden Club, a member of Tyler Holmes Hospital Auxiliary, as well as an
active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Doris was 'Grandmama' to generations of family and friends and was known for her warm hospitality and culinary skills. She was deeply
curious and an avid reader with enviable crossword skills. Doris never met a stranger and was a true Southern lady.
Visitation will be at Lee Funeral Home Tuesday from 12-2. A celebration of life will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 2:30 in
Winona. Burial will be in the Winona Garden of Memory. Preferred memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 304 Jones
St., Winona, MS 38967.
Tuesday, May 30 12 - 2 pm
Lee Funeral Home
Tuesday, May 30 2:30 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Garden of Memory
|Rev Harvey & Tommie Overstreet
Many years have passed since we first knew Dr & Mrs Crull. May the Lord give the family comfort.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow for the loss of your mother.
|October 26, 1919
May 25, 2017