Doris Louise McNutt-Madsen

July 24, 1930 - March 19, 2022

Doris Louise McNutt-Madsen, age 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at her residence. Doris was born July 24, 1930 in West Virginia, a daughter of the late George and Opal McElwain.

Doris was of the Baptist faith and was a long time member of New Testament Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and crafts, often making/embroidering towels and blankets for her family and friends.  Doris also enjoyed spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. 

Doris was preceded in death by two husbands, Leroy McNutt and Bill Madsen: two sons, Calvin McNutt and Brian McNutt; a daughter, Laura McNutt; as well as a grandson, Keith McNutt. Also by two brothers, Paul and Jim; and two sisters, Betty Lou and Marie.

Doris is survived by her son, Terry H. McNutt (Victoria); her sisters, Connie Rein and Helen Heath; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Charity, Steven (Teth), Sarah (Max), Christopher (Paula), and Holly; as well as five great grandchildren, Urijah, Kailah, Barrett, Jenna and Alaina.

Doris was a devoted mother and a loving grandmother and was loved by all who knew her.  She always spread happiness and positivity no matter what the situation.  Doris will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at New Testament Baptist Church, as well as in Ohio at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Doris Louise McNutt-Madsen are suggested to New Testament Baptist Church, 2805 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Linda Cooper-Smith Apr 1, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Aunt Doris was one of the funniest people I ever knew. I think she inherited her sense of humor from her dad and My grandfather. She’ll be missed by all her family. Love, Linda Cooper-Smith

  2. Linda Cooper-Smith Apr 1, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Aunt Doris was so cheerful and caring. a great sense of humor. She had a great sense of humor, too

  3. Diana Little Apr 1, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Aunt Doris was a beautiful and strong lady. I will miss not seeing letters from you in my mailbox.

  4. Carol Sheehan/George Wissler Apr 3, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Doris was a wonderfully strong-willed, strong-physically lady. We miss her dearly. God bless you, Doris, and all of your family.

  5. Terry Apr 3, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    My mother had a servants heart. She was steadfast in her faith in Jesus Christ and enjoyed giving to others.

  6. Matthew Lee McNutt Apr 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The Lord blessed our family with incredible people of faith. Grandma Doris was one of them. She told me often that she prayed for me faithfully, every day. Every time she visited, she brought an array of food and snacks, including my favorite maple syrup; and she always remembered to send me a birthday card, with an encouraging word.
    She was faithful to the Lord, and her church; they were also faithful to her.
    She will be missed; but I take great courage in knowing her work here is finished, and she is with Jesus now.
    “Lord Jesus, thank you for giving us Doris, as an example in the Faith, before she was ours, she was yours. We return her to your loving care.”

  7. Michael McNutt Apr 4, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    I will always remember going over to her house and playing in the backyard with the family when I was growing up. She loved God and she prayed for us. We will all miss her but we will always have those memories of our time spent together.

  8. Richard W. and Sharon Atwood Apr 6, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    We will miss Aunt Doris greatly.. She was an inspiration to me and my wife, Sharon. She always kept in touch with us by card and letter.. Her last birthday card to Sharon was mailed 8 days before her passing.. She told us that she loved us and prayed for us.

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