November 1, 1963 -- September 24, 2015
Laurie Jean Doutlick, 51, of Middlebury, died at 12:30 am on Thursday,
September 24, at IU Health Goshen Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
She was born on November 1, 1963 in Elkhart, to Richard and Sharon
(Nordman) Combs. On April 21, 1984 she married Shaun Doutlick, he
survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are a daughter, Alyssa
Doutlick; two sons, Tyler and Logan Doutlick all at home; her mother
Sharon Oradat of North Webster; her father Richard Combs of
Bloomington; two brothers, Todd Combs of Bloomington, Chris (Becky)
Foss of Ligonier; two half-brothers, Ryan (Erin) Combs of Miami, FL, Adam
(Sylvia) Combs of Bloomington. Laurie proudly identified herself as one of
Jehovah's Witnesses and loved sharing with others the beautiful promises
found in the Bible, including the promise of an end to suffering and death.
Laurie was beloved by all for her caring and generous spirit, the way she
gave of herself so completely for her friends and family and her laughter
that made everybody smile. She did janitorial work at Middlebury Family
Physicians and worked at Heritage Intermediate School in the cafeteria.
Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Monday September 28, at
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. A
memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 4, at the
Bristol Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 53505 CR 27, Bristol. A
celebration of life meal will follow services at the Middlebury Public Library.
Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
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My condolences to the whole Doutlick family, especially to Logan, my
buddy. My memory of Laurie is of a very kind, pleasant person whose
smile brightened my day when passing through the Heritage cafeteria. I am
blessed to have known her. My prayers go out to all of you.
From: Byron Warkentin
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Laurie was one of the sweetest, kindest, and most generous people I have
ever met. She was a loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She
adored Alyssa, Tyler, and Logan and viewed it as both a blessing and a
privilege to have them as her children. My heart aches for all of you. May
Jehovah help you to endure the loss. Remember and focus on the fact that
each day that goes by is one day closer to seeing her again.
From: Jodi Thurow
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Laurie volunteered for me at the high school. She was a wonderful person,
always kind, never would say anything negative about anyone and helped
others in any way she could. She will be missed.
From: Dan Shroyer
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Laurie was an invaluable volunteer for many supportive committees at
Middlebury Elementary while her children were small. Her genuine servant
spirit will surely be missed. May her family be wrapped in the caring prayers
of so many who knew Laurie.
From: Lucy Dickey
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I wish you all peace and love..in your pro-found lose I know she is with the
From: Cousin Carmelita (Ginger) Mohan
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To Sharon, Todd, and Chris: I cannot begin to find the words to express my
sadness over this great loss. I always admired Laurie. Though many, many
years have passed since we were together as a family, you are still family to
me. From my heart to yours I pray you and the rest of her family are all
blessed with love, peace, faith, hope, and strength.
From: Annette Pinkard Jones (Alan's cousin)
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Shaun, I am so sorry for your loss . I cannot begin to imagine what you and
your children are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
during this time of suffering. May God's peace be ever present in your life.
From: Josh Nord
Laurie Jean Doutlick