Doris P. VanDusen, 88, of Newcomerstown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia.

She was born Dec. 6,1924, in Coshocton, to the late Edward and Helen (Stitts) Wilkin.

She was a 1942 Newcomerstown High School graduate.

She was employed at the former Lawler Pharmacy, Morgan Pharmacy, and the office of Dr. Kopes. She was a Methodist by faith.

On Jan. 9, 1943, Doris married Harold A. VanDusen, who died Feb. 18, 1992.

She is survived by a daughter, Melanie Sue VanDusen; and a son, Michael A. VanDusen, both of Newcomerstown; a sister,

Dorothea "Dode" Bluck of West Lafayette; sister-in-law, June Miller of West Lafayette; brother-in-law, Foster VanDusen of West Lafayette; nephews, David and Rick VanDusen; and niece Renee Bates.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Jane Miller.

Graveside services were Feb. 25, 2013, in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, with the Rev. Donald Silverthorne officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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