Reneé E.  McDorman

| August 23, 2021

Reneé E.  McDorman

Reneé E.  McDorman, 57, of Fresno, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. She was born on March 8, 1964 in Coshocton to the late Carl E. and LaVone (Thomas) Robinson.

After graduating from Ridgewood High School in 1982, where she played volleyball, basketball, softball, ran track and played in the marching band, she then attended and graduated from Kent State University in 1984. On July 16, 1988, she married Douglas McDorman.
Reneé was a life member of Bakersville Presbyterian/Bakersville Community Church where she served as a Deacon for many years. She belonged to the church choir and was very active in the Faithful Followers and was the church custodian for over 35 years. She was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan and was a sports enthusiast. She loved coaching her daughters in sports and attend her nieces and nephews sporting events and was always willing to help out where ever she was needed. Reneé a heart of gold; she was a strong, compassionate and never complained. She will be sadly missed by many.
She is survived by her mother, LaVone Robinson of West Lafayette, husband Doug McDorman of Fresno; two daughters, Melinda (Adam) Housholder and Morgan McDorman both of West Lafayette; granddaughter, Scarlett Housholder; sister, Shelley (Kent) Howell; nephew, Kristopher (Lindsay) Howell and their daughters, Paisyn, Hadley and Spencer Howell all of West Lafayette; brother, Scott (Lori) Robinson, niece Kaelynn and nephew Kole Robinson all of West Lafayette; uncle, Edgar Lower of Bakersville and several cousins survive to reminisce her smile and laughter; mother-in-law, Carolyn McDorman (Don) Silverthorne of Newcomerstown; sister-in-law, Lisa (Michael) Simon along with niece Caitlyn (Bryan) Wilson of Florida, nephew Thomas Simon of West Virginia and sister-in-law, Maureen (John Grimes) McDorman of Kentucky.
Along with her father Carl, Reneé is preceded in death by her aunts and uncle, Bernice and Paul Harstine who lived in West Lafayette and Nellie Lower who lived in Bakersville and just passed away on July 31, 2021; and father-in-law, William R. McDorman.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rod McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Reneé’s name to Bakersville Community Church or to Ridgewood Lady General Booster Club.
An online memorial can be viewed at

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