Rachel Marie Pullom


Rachel Marie “Tiny” Pullom, 72, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday morning, June 27, 2017 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, in Findlay.

She was born June 14, 1945 in Blackfork, Ohio to Dottie Keels and Sherman Dudley.  She married Donald Ray Pullom in Fostoria on November 28, 1964, and he precedes her in death.

Rachel was a member of the Union Baptist Church, Blackfork, Ohio and attended the Fostoria Church of God. She had worked for General Electric for 18 years, ExCello, Airfoil Textron, for four years, and then retired from Cooper Tire in 2007 after 15 years of service.  Rachel was a breast cancer survivor of 16 years which made her love life even more. She enjoyed dancing and shopping, and loved her flower garden.  She found the most joy, however, from talking to her grandchildren every night, doing word search puzzles and Facebook.  Rachel was loved by all who knew her, and even some that didn’t.  She was always full of life.

She is survived by two daughters, Kim Pullom, of Fostoria, and Natalie (Jon) Hill, of Houston, TX; four grandchildren, Ceara Lee (Derek) Miser, of Columbus, Ohio, Dylon Pavlovic, of Louisville, Kentucky, Rachel Pavlovic, of Houston, Texas, and Joshua Hill, of Houston, Texas; two great grandchildren, Noel Miser and Xavier Hill; two step-daughters, Erica Woods, of Arizona and Monica Washington, of Fostoria; sisters, Tona (Richard) Simpson, of Columbus, Ohio and Frances Owens, of Columbus, Ohio, Margaret Peppers, of Cleveland, Ohio, Alice Lathem, of Fostoria,  and Ruby Biles, of Fostoria; brothers, Robert Owens, of Columbus, Ohio, Charles Keels, Gene Keels, Bill Keels, and Cash Keels, all of Fostoria; and half sisters, Saundra Elizabeth Dudley, of Columbus, Ohio & Viola Dudley Wilborn, of Pocahontas, Virginia; brothers-in- law, John (Lizzy) Pullom and Michael (Patrica) Pullom; sisters- in-law, Marva (Rev. Henry) Goodwin and Maxine Pullom; good friends Becky Johnson and Tina De La Rosa, and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

She was also preceded in death by siblings, Butch Owens, Rod & John Keels, Emma Dudley Brown, Leon Tobias Yancey, and Algonia Yancey Goodson.

Visitation will be held from 11 am until the time of the service at 1 pm on Monday, July 3, 2017 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St, Fostoria, with Rev. Donald Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Rachel’s grandchildren.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.


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Dennis L. Wade

Our condolences to the members of the Pullum family!

The Wades

 Posted July 7, 2017 - 1:28pm

As we were not able to make it to the memorial, may Jesus our God of comfort and peace continue to hold you all in the palm of His hand as you remember and celebrate Rachel's life legacy. Always cherish the many warm and fond memories that you share in your hearts.

 Posted July 6, 2017 - 5:55pm
Teri Henke

My heart and love go out to family and friends. Aunt Tiny you are a lovely lovely woman. I'll never forget your taco salad.

 Posted July 3, 2017 - 8:43pm
Malcolm Pullom

Kind, Loving, Fighter, Sweet and Caring are only a few of the words that come to mind when I think of aunt Tiny. Nothing like seeing aunt Tiny and she would as how I was doing with a huge grin on her face that made you fell warm inside and only reciprocate with a smile back. Every Christmas!!!!! She would show up to my grandmas. You never knew who was coming with her. Rather it be Ceara, Kim, Nat, Rachel or Dylon,but I had more confidence that aunt Tiny would stop my grandmas then I had in Santa bringing presents. My heart is heavy that I cant be there and I encourage you to call, text or E-mail me. Heck come out to California and visit if you need it. Havens Dawg Pound just got anther super fan. "HERE WE GO BROWNIES HERE WE GO!"

 Posted July 3, 2017 - 1:01am
Elaine Dixie

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended families. Memories in the corners of our minds

 Posted July 2, 2017 - 10:33am

to the family of rachel,
I am very sorry for your loss. In these times it can be very difficult to find comfort and positivity. There is a way to find comfort and that is by praying to our creator for the comfort and reading the bible of his promises to us that soon he will fulfill. At 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 states praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. and soon he will fulfill the promise at Revelation 21:4 which states 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

 Posted July 1, 2017 - 10:49pm
Curtis Dixie III



With our deepest sympathy & prayers, Curtis and Annette Dixie

 Posted July 1, 2017 - 12:13pm
Gwen Mays

Edd and I send our deepest sympathies to the family. We pray that the Lord who loves us all will comfort and keep you during this difficult time. Tiny is such a wonderful person who always had a smile to share. May those of us who are left to honor her life be blessed. Yours in Christ the living Lord.
Edd and Gwen Mays

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 5:15pm
Tonee Morant

I have always loved Tiny. She was as real as a person could be. Her gentle spirit and kind ways will always be remembered, as will she with great fondness. My prayers for comfort and strength are with the family.

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 2:01pm
Larry and Penny Drake

a beautiful lady inside and out. She was always ready to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it and always with a smile on her face. She will be deeply missed . Our condolences to her family at this most difficult time.

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 12:21pm
Sue LyBurtus

I hadn't seen Tiny for many many years but I always considered her one of my good friends. I knew her and Don when I lived in Fostoria and we were all good friends. There was just something about her that made you feel good to be around her. I am happy that she was a good Christian and is in a better place now. Even though it's been many years I feel a deep sadness knowing she is no longer with us. I pray for the family that they can be sustained by the beautiful memories they created with her. You were blessed to have her so many years even though it seems like it's never enough.

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 12:18pm
Jerry L. Copeland

Remembering: Rachel Marie Pullom (Tiny)

You are our gracious God of Comfort and You understand our grief and sadness in a way that is beyond our comprehension. Comfort the heart of the Pullom, Keels familes I pray as they mourn the loss of their love one and fill them with Your peace and hope. Thank You that underneath are Your everlasting arms which are always there to hold and support and comfort.
God Bless You All.

From: the Bethel Baptist Church family.

Pastor Jerry L.& Linda Copeland
Bethel Baptist Church of Fostoria
Fostoria, Ohio 44830

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 10:47am
marilyn hickerson

Kim, Natalie and family,
You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was a beautiful lady who always had a smile for everybody.May God get all of you through this time of sadness. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
Marilyn Hickerson and Christy Robbins

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 10:08am
william (bill) miler

dear kim,
so sorry to hear of your loss..hope all will return to normal after you have had time to greive....if she was anything like you I am sure she was loved and respected....miss all of you up there .....my condolences are with you and your family...................bill miller

 Posted June 29, 2017 - 12:11am

Prayers and condolences to the family

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 11:44pm

I worked for several years with Rachel at TJ Maxx. She was a wonderful lady, and to this day I tell people about the funny, fiery, generous, full-of-life cancer survivor with the best hair I ever saw when I talk about my time there. I know she touched the lives of everyone there, and she will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 8:49pm
Pat Tracy

My heart aches over the loss
Of this sweet sweet soul. We became friends at G E years ago and always stayed in touch if only by Christmas cards. I know all family
And friends will miss her so very much but we all must remember we will see her again over in the other side. My deepest sympathy to all family and friends and will be praying our Lords grace will be sufficient for you all. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND.
Sincerely with Love

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 8:20pm
John and Cynthia Ross

A beautiful soul. Always with a big smile. Our condolences to the family.

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 7:20pm
linda and don trent

Sorry to hear about Rachel .She is my cousion who i haven't seen since Gallia grade school.Praying for family.

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 5:03pm

Deepest sympathy, Rachel was always a friend and she always had a smile for us. Asking God' s love to comfort you at this difficult time. Pat and Jane Sterling

 Posted June 28, 2017 - 8:55am

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