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Paula Thullen

August 21, 1928 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 90)

PAULA E. THULLEN 90 of Springfield, OH, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, December 23rd.  She was born to the late Leah (Randall) and Paul L. Orsborn August 21, 1928 in Kalamazoo, MI.  Paula was married to Paul Joseph Thullen from Ft. Wayne, IN.   She raised 7 children and was a seamstress for Lillian’s Dress Shop in Cincinnati, OH.  She enjoyed making quilts, crocheting and was known as the “Doll Lady” for her handcrafted dolls.  Paula was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul, and her daughter, Leah (Richard) Ross.  She is survived by her children, David Thullen; Thomas (Pam) Thullen; James (Carolyn) Thullen; Cynthia (David) Jennings; Paul J. Thullen, Jr.; Mark Thullen; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.  Her wonderful spirit, talent and joy of life will be celebrated at a memorial service at the Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home, 400 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040 on Saturday, December 29th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM with service at 4:30 PM.  Paula will be greatly missed by all her family and friends - “We love you more than tongue can tell.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paula’s name to the International Association of Touchers-Wings of Love at


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