Rene E.  McDorman

| August 23, 2021

Rene E.  McDorman, age 57 of Fresno, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 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.

Rene 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. Rene 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 servived 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, Rene  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, August 27, 2021 at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm and one hour prior to the funeral.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am with Pastor Rod McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Rene name to Bakersville Community Church or to Ridgewood Lady General Booster Club.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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