Doris Munson

December 29, 2021

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Doris Jane Parker Munson, 94, of Chenango Forks, passed peacefully on December 29, 2021, at Hilltop Assisted Living/Nursing Home in Johnson City. The staff there did a tremendous job during Mom's last days, made so much more difficult due the pandemic. Doris was the eldest child to Lawrence and Naomi Parker of Seneca Falls. She was also predeceased by her husband, Vernon R. Munson; daughter, Cynthia Munson; brother, Richard Parker and sister-in-law, Carol Parker. Doris is survived by her children, Joel (Shirley) Munson of Port Crane, Larry (Lynda) Munson of Johnson City and Wesley (Vicki) Munson of White Lake, MI; grandchildren; Kevin (Deborah) Falank of Charlotte, NC, Korey (Krissy) Falank of Port Crane, Garrett (Valerie) Munson of Milford, MI, Leah (Jonathan) Titcomb of Endwell, Bradley (Kristen) Munson of Pendleton, IN, Maddie Munson of Houston, TX, Christopher Tilley of Madison, WI and Larry Joe Tilley of White Lake, MI; great grandchildren, Brooklyn Munson, Macie Munson, Gibson Titcomb and Lewis Munson; siblings, Janet (Ed) Catherman of Seneca Falls, Merle Parker of Kerrville, TX and Lucy (Donald) Primrose, Yakima, WA; sister-in-law, Betty Parker of Seneca Falls and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Growing up on a dairy farm during the depression, she was no stranger to hard work and instilled those values in all her children.  Doris was a graduate of Myderse Acadamy and Syracuse University and was a teacher at Chenango Forks High School until the birth of her children, when she became a full time homemaker and talented seamstress doing alterations as well as wedding dresses, prom gowns, ice skating costumes, and basketball warm ups. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She endured burying her only daughter in 1968 prior to her husband in 1974. At that time, she was left to wrangle 3 boys. It was certainly a challenge she was up to and they were all fortunate to have her!  She was so supportive of all of them and gently pushed them to be all that they could. She was a loving and giving woman right up until the end.  She put her boys first so much of the time, it is believed that her purpose in life was for her family, rather than for herself. She was an active member of the Chenango Forks Congregational Church, Chenango Forks Fire Department Auxiliary, and Eastern Star in Greene. She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need and would routinely worked on replacing zippers in coats for Project Concern. She thoroughly enjoyed each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She started ‘Cookie Day’ in 1974 as a thank you to the neighbors for being so good to us after the passing of her husband. This tradition continues today for her extended family. Unfortunately, in 2018 at the age of 91, she could no longer live alone and went into an assisted living facility. Services will be private. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date and the family  looks forward to celebrating Doris in the summer of 2022 with friends and family. Arrangements are under the direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at

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