Doris Way Lawhorn

July 21, 2020


Lawhorn, Doris Way, age 89, passed away July 21, 2020 at Otterbein of Middletown, OH.
She was born June 11, 1931 to Isaac Burrell & Dorothy Grace Knapp in Dansville, NY. She was a senior account clerk for Corning-Painted Post Area School District for 26 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haines City, FL where she was an elder and an officer in the Presbyterian Women’s Association. Also a member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Doris was a devoted wife mother and grandmother who was a perfect role model as a Christian. She is survived by her children, Nancy W. (Brad) Svalberg of Gilford, CT and Thomas V. (Sharlotte) Way of Lebanon, OH; step-daughters, Diane (Richard) McLean and Celia Lawren both of Knoxville, TN; 6 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce (Kathy) Knapp of Dansville, NY; sisters, Ruth Giles of Alexandria, VA and Marilyn Richards of Beverly Hills, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Vance I. Way in 1997 and her second husband, James N. Lawhorn in 2013, and a brother, Chester Knapp. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of your choice in memory of Doris Way Lawhorn. Condolensences may be sent to the family at

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