Doris J. (Horner) Clanin, 98, passed peacefully away with her daughters by her side, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at the Corydon Specialty Care in Corydon, Iowa. Doris was born on Aug. 25, 1922 to Harold and Alta (Lynn) Horner in rural Russell, Iowa. In 1940, she graduated from Russell High School.

On July 30, 1944, she was united in marriage to the love of her life Neil Clanin. To this union, three daughters were born, Julene, Marilyn and Connie. Doris lost her husband in a tragic accident, June 24, 1976. She lived in Lucas county all of her life. Doris worked at the Lucas County Health Center as a Nursing assistant then a Ward clerk until she retired in Jan. 7, 1985.

Doris accepted Christ and was faithful to the Lord and his teachings. She was a member of the Bethel EUB in the rural Russell area and First United Methodist Church since 1986. Doris had numerous hobbies and interest. She loved to read, cook, gardening of flowers and plants, sewing, stitching. Most of all, she loved to teach and volunteer her time to help others. She received numerous honors and awards for her community involvement.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Alta Horner, husband, Neil, grandson Mark Ruden, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Rita Horner, sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Dwayne Coulson, Audrey and Bob Main. Her Clanin brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughters, Julene Ruden, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Marilyn Clanin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Connie Fry, Chariton, Iowa, sister-in-law Hazel Clanin, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way in October and numerous nieces and nephews. Doris will be greatly missed by so many. Pallbearers are those honor to serve her today.

Services were held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church located in Chariton, Iowa with Pastor David Hobbs officiating. Visitation had taken place one hour prior to service. Interment was held in the Russell Cemetery following the service. Memorials can be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Chariton, Iowa. On line condolences may be left at

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