Miriam Stentz was born in Ashland County and graduated from Jeromesville High School. On November 23, 1937, she married Howard Doll, also a Jeromesville High School graduate. The Dolls were engaged in farming in Ashland County. While farming, Howard also served for many years as a rural mail carrier. In 1980, Howard retired from his mail carrier position and also sold the farm. The Dolls remained in Ashland on State Route 60 South.
Mr. and Mrs. Doll loved to travel and spent several winters in the lower Rio Grand Valley in Texas. Miriam was a fifty-year member of the Ashland County Homemakers and both were members of the Ashland First United Methodist Church. After 62 years of marriage, Howard passed away in June of 2000.
Miriam’s care and concern for area organizations led her to create a charitable gift annuity. She desired to find an effective means to meet the various needs of numerous organizations as they arise in future years—her unrestricted gift enables her to do this…for perpetuity. Mrs. Doll feels the Ashland County Community Foundation is unique in its ability to meet the changing needs of our Community by facilitating giving to numerous organizations through a single gift.