Doris May Tillman, 80, of Cromwell, formerly of Mahopac, N.Y., died Feb. 7, 2010. She was the widow of Charles Tillman.

Mrs. Tillman was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Danbury, the daughter of the late Chester and Barbara (Couchevitz) Willis.

She married the love of her life, Charles Tillman, March 3, 1959, in Danbury.

Mrs. Tillman attended cosmetology school and became a hairdresser and the owner of Fashion Flare in Brewster, N.Y.

Mrs. Tillman was an avid painter and had a passion for writing poetry. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Tillman is survived by her children, Gordon Cameron, of Bethel, Kathleen Chapin, of Liberty, N.Y., and Charles Tillman, and his wife, Dawn, of New Milford; two sisters, Virginia Beck and Fay Ballard; a brother, Vernon Willis; and four grandchildren, Alisha and Spencer Tillman, and Justin and Kevin Chapin.

The Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster was in charge of arrangements.