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Doris Jean Knollman

January 3, 1941June 7, 2019

Doris Lausin Knollman, age 78 of Liberty, Indiana died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 7, 2019.

Doris was born January 3, 1941 in Painesville, Ohio to parents John and Dorothy (Hungerford) Lausin. Doris was one of four children. After graduating Valedictorian from High School in Thompson, Ohio, she attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 1962, Doris graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (major - Biological Science, Minor – Chemistry) with Magna Cum Laude honors.

She married Don E. Knollman on July 27, 1963 and resided in Harrison, Ohio for over 26 years. While in Harrison, she taught Biology at William Henry Harrison High School, helped her husband Don on the family farm, was a 4-H leader, and member of Crosby United Methodist Church. In 1989 Doris and Don moved to Liberty, Indiana where they continued to farm. Doris was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she was actively involved in United Methodist Women and community outreach. Throughout her life she devoted herself to her husband, children, and grandchildren and attended and was involved in all of their activities.

Her family and friends will remember her for her drive to do a job well, attention to detail, love of flowers and gardening, and delectable cooking and baking skills which she passed on to her grandchildren. Those surviving who will honor her memory are her loving husband of over 55 years: Don; devoted children Kathleen (Dale) Gilliland, Kelly (Randy) Porter; cherished grandchildren: Lauren (Bob) Caddy, Sarah Gilliland, Anna Porter and Eric Porter; and loyal canine companions: Molly B and Little Anne.

The family will have a private memorial service followed by a burial in Harrison, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Reid Health Hospice, 1100 Reid Pkwy, Richmond, IN 47374 and Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, is assisting with the arrangements. For additional information go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.


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Gayla Parker

June 10, 2019

I first met Doris when she and Don started coming to Central United Methodist Church in Richmond. I have truly never met anyone like her.
Her love of God and of her family showed in everything she did. Even on
her roughest days, she had a positive attitude and unshakable faith. I had
the privilege of being her friend for too short a time, but I am grateful for
every moment of it. I will miss her very, very much.

Alma Alcorn

June 9, 2019

Doris was an amazing woman who loved the Lord. I loved talking with her at BSF. She always had a smile for everyone she came in contact with. She loved her family with her whole heart and I know all of you will dearly miss this wonderful lady. My prayers will be with the whole family now and for the many hard days that will follow.
Alma Alcorn

Lois Ann Stults

June 9, 2019

What a loss for her family and her friends , and church family. I dearly loved Doris. She was in my circle, my Sunday School class and I have been in her BSF group twice.
She had such enthusiasm and really loved the Lord. She gave many great lessons . She has been through so much sickness, but she never stopped praising the Lord. I know she is at peace now in the presence of Jesus. I will see her again someday.

Marilyn Miles

June 9, 2019

My sincere condolences.

Lori Schibley

June 9, 2019

Aunt DORIS, May you rest peacefully with our Divine Maker. You were a sweet and classic lady. I will always remember you...... Your niece Lori Knollman Clarkson SCHIBLEY.

Nellie Cheek

June 9, 2019

I met Doris when our Church closed and we all transferred to Central making us members automatically of Central. When she came she always sat with me. I loved her sense of humor. My heart and prayers go out to all you folks, she will be missed I'm sure. RIP Doris I will miss your beautiful smile.

mary dowler

June 9, 2019

My thoughts are with you today---- with sympathy --- Mary Dowler

Joan Leonard

June 9, 2019

I am so sorry to read that Doris has passed. I first met her when she was driving past our home on the Nine Mile Rd and saw a wooden bird with flying wings on a post. My husband had made it and she was wondering if she could buy one for her husband. She was so likeable and there was an aura around her that made you feel like you didn’t want her to leave. Our paths crossed many times after that through church functions when she was active in the Liberty UME Church and the activities of the women’s group! She was so enjoyable to be around and I’m sure will be missed greatly by family and all friends who ever knew her! She was a very special lady!
Sincerely, Joan Leonard