Jill Ann Fulkert-Doss, 78, passed away in her Glenville, NC, home on November 23, 2017. She was born in Kokomo, IN, on October 21, 1939, to the late Charles and Mary Toler. As a graduate of Sarasota High School and Manatee Community College in Sarasota, FL, Jill went on to earn her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. Jill enjoyed a long and rewarding career in nursing and health care management and worked at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Blake Memorial Hospital of Bradenton, and Hilton Head Hospital in SC. She was remarkably well-travelled and was an avid collector of small wonders. Jill loved holidays and was delightfully entertaining and warm whether as a guest or as a hostess. She was always the last to leave the party as nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family and friends. Her goodbyes always included, "keep the sunny side up." Jill was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Glenville, NC.
Jill is preceded in death by her brother, Jon Toler, (surviving spouse, Mary Toler, of Fort Pierce, FL). She is survived by her children: her son Kim (Tiger) Fulkert and his wife Angela of Hilton Head, SC; her daughter Tamara Aarons and her husband Dennis of Clifton Park, NY; and her daughter Katrina Smorick and her husband Sean of Garden Grove, CA. She is also survived by her siblings: Dan Toler and his wife Lynne of Sarasota, FL; Tom Toler and his wife Susan of Sarasota, FL; and Tim Toler of Jacksonville, AR. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Spencer Fulkert and his wife Heather of Hilton Head, SC; Ashley, Michael, and Christopher Aarons of Clifton Park, NY; Connor Smorick of Garden Grove, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Jill’s life will be held in the summer of 2018 in Glenville, NC. Jill loved the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. She leaves behind many special friends in NC, as well as Hilton Head and Sarasota, where she enjoyed vacationing in the winter. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to the kind staff of the WNC Four Seasons, Compassion for Life.