Doris Irene Pooley Brumley, 81, of Salina, Kansas, and former Natoma, Kansas resident, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Smokey Hill Health and Rehabilitation of Salina, Kansas.
Doris was born on September 03, 1936, in Paradise, Kansas, the daughter of James and Helen (Naylor) Pooley. Doris grew up in Rural Russell County and graduated from Lucas High School and lived in Russell County most of her life. She was formerly married to Robert H. Fischer. She was blessed with 4 children Robert, Laurette, David and Michael. She worked at Larned State Hospital as a licensed mental health technician. She also worked as a certified nurse's assistant at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Doris loved music, especially country music, and played in a few country music bands. She enjoyed singing, writing song, playing the guitar, bass and mandolin and wrote many country songs throughout the years. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving family include her sons David Fischer (Krysta) of Salina, Kansas and Michael Fischer of Olathe, Kansas; sisters Marjorie Graham of Russell, Kathy Rose of Hoisington, Kansas; 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Robert H. Fischer, son Robert A. Fischer, daughter Laurette E. Fischer, brother James Pooley and sister Roberta Brown.
A celebration of Doris' life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 27, 2018, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Natoma City Cemetery in Natoma, Kansas. Visitation will be from Noon to 8 P.M. on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the mortuary in Russell, with family greeting guests from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and can be sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.