Lorna Leah Williamson

July 06, 1959 ‒ April 21, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio
Formerly of Worthington, Ohio

Lorna Leah Williamson, 58, of Mount Vernon formerly of Worthington passed away Saturday evening, April 21, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born on July 6, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Larry T. and Delores A. (Dotson) Woutersz.

Lorna graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1977.  She was a faithful member of the Vineyard Church of Knox County.  Lorna was Master Gardner and had volunteered at the AmeriFlora Show in Columbus.  She enjoyed playing coed soccer well into her 50’s, cooking, photography, karate and raising chickens.

Lorna is survived by her loving husband, John whom she married on August 19, 1995; daughter, Courtny L. (Fletcher) Brown of Mount Vernon; step daughter, Rebecca (Zac) Teater of Suwanee, GA; step grandchildren, Gabriel, Samuel and Chloe; sister, Lisa (Dan) Shank of Dorset; brother, Lee (Britta) Woutersz; and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.  A funeral service celebrating Lorna’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Vineyard Church of Knox County, 806 Harcourt Rd, Mount Vernon with Pastor Greg Weyrich officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the church. A committal service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 in Flint Cemetery, Worthington.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorna’s memory to “Harbor” c/o Orphanos, P.O. Box 1057, Cordova, TN 38088 or online at orphanos.org.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lorna Leah Williamson.


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  • To Lorna’s family:

    I am so sorry to learn of Lorna’s passing. It was always a pleasure to work with Lorna on special projects at OCLC. She always had a sunny disposition no matter how hard the task at hand. I don’t think I ever saw her frown in all the years of knowing her. We will miss her sweet smile and cheerful attitude. Rest in peace.

  • To Lorna’s Family:

    We are so saddened to hear of Lorna’s illness and passing. She was a loving cousin, so faithful to her parents in Michigan in their hours of need in the years before their passing. She was also faithful to get to Michigan for family events, disregarding the distance. She was kind, compassionate and interested in family news–quick to offer her knowledge of health and pure living. She will be sorely missed by all.

    Paul and I deeply regret that we cannot attend her funeral as we will be out of state for an event with our grandchildren. Please forgive and know that our hearts and prayers are with you for God’s faithful support to wrap around each of you. May the Holy Spirit comfort as only He can. We mourn with you and are comforted by our hope of redemption through faith in Jesus Christ (Yeshua Messiah)! With our love,

    Paul & Ruthann

  • I am saddened to hear of Lorna’s passing. I had worked with Lorna over many years at OCLC as well as participated in Corporate Challenge soccer. She always had such a positive attitude and was so uplifting. One can’t put into words the loss of a coworker such as Lorna. My condolences to all family and friends.

  • So very sorry to hear sweet L orna has passed . Loved talking about gardening with her. Worked and talked with her for many years at OCLC. She will he missed by msny. Prayers for her famoly. RIP Lorna❤

  • I am so sad to hear of Lorna’s passing. She was a Master Gardener in Union County and we formed a friendship through our gardening activities. She was so sweet and so eager to volunteer her time and talents. Rest in peace, Lorna.

  • I feel very blessed to have known Lorna. She and I had many great conversations and many laughs as we commuted back and forth to work. We’d often arrive home and then sit in the car or stand in the driveway and continue talking before going our separate ways. You’d think we’d run out of things to talk about, but we never did! It’s been a couple of years since we last carpooled, but it seems like it was just yesterday. Lorna was a ray of sunshine and I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • I’m saddened to hear of Lorna’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady that loved life. When I worked with her years ago at OCLC, she was always willing to take the time to show me how something worked. I always enjoyed our conversations about gardening and natural medicine. My sincere prayers to her loved ones.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Lorna’s passing. She was always so kind to me when we worked together at OCLC, and she will be missed. May your memories of her help you through this difficult time.

  • I am very saddened to hear about Lorna’s passing. She will be remembered as a kind, fun, intelligent person. I will miss chatting with her. She would bring us farm fresh eggs and even send us reminders to take them home. Prayers to the family. Rest in peace Lorna.

  • Lorna’s passing is a shared sadness for me and so many who have known her. I have fond memories of all my exchanges with Loran over the years at OCLC, and even playing soccer with her and friends. She could brighten any situation with a quick smile and kind word. John and all of her family will be in my prayers.

  • I was just thinking on the way home today about how much I’ll miss this precious lady. So positive and beautiful inside and out. She definitely love the Lord and would share that with me, and I’m sure anyone else who would listen. Eric and I always enjoyed going to visit with Lorna and John. I always loved hearing about her garden and their chicks. Much love to John and family. God bless.

  • Dear Lisa and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your sister Lorna’s passing. I know how much family means to you and how close all of you are. Although it was hard for you, you were a blessing to her, to be with her as the angels took her hands and she took her first steps into heaven. I will pray for strength for you, and I know God will be holding you all–family and Lorna’s friends–in the palm of His hand as you are in this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry to read of Lorna’s passing. We met Lorna at Meadowbrook Christian Fellowship when our kids were younger and she taught them in Sunday school. She was such a kind woman and she & John we’re always so happy talking about gardening and the farm and grandkids. My heart is heavy at this news but I know where her sweet soul is! I know she will be missed greatly.

  • To John and family – Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I met Lorna as an intern at OCLC back in 2011. I really enjoyed having lunch with her and speaking with her about almost everything – gardening, flowers, soccer practice, natural remedies, random life events in general etc! Whenever I had a problem or a situation I was trying to figure out, she always had a solution or a kind word of inspiration for me to keep on going strong! Lorna was just such a sweet person, so kind, and I was indeed blessed to have had the chance to meet her. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for the family as you mourn the loss of Lorna. It was my honor to serve your family.

    Dawn Giehl

  • Dear John, Courtny and Rebecca,
    We were so shocked to hear about Lorna’s passing and feel so badly for you all. Lorna was such a sweetheart. Please know you are each loved and in our constant prayers at this time for God’s comfort, strength and grace. John, we can’t even imagine the loss you are feeling, but we do know Lorna is home with her Lord… as the scriptures put it, “Absent from the body, and present with the Lord.” We would love to be able to get to the funeral, but it just doesn’t seem doable with our involvement in a wedding the same day. We sent a special donation this morning to Orphanos for The Harbor in honor and memory of Lorna.
    Much love,
    Mark and Leslie Brereton

  • John,

    My condolences on Lorna’s passing. It was always a pleasure having you both in my office and I will miss her. Wishing you much strength at this difficult time and hope you are surrounded by family and those who loved Lorna. With Deepest Sympathy

  • Dear John, Courtney, Rebecca, Zac, and family,
    Praying for you, hurting with you. Lorna will be sorely missed. I’m so grateful for the gift of her friendship and the comfortable enjoyment of our times together. Her wit and good humor, her faith, her gracious spirit and her unfailing generosity continue to spur me on to love and good deeds.
    With love,
    Kim and Jim Haring

  • I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers for the family. What a great lady. I always enjoyed our time on the pitch & other social events. RIP

  • Lorna was such a light. She was patient, kind. I only worked with her for a few years at OCLC but she was always supportive and willing to help. I loved our discussions about animals and natural therapies. My heart aches with this loss. Sending love and light to her family and all who knew her. We were all better for having known her. Be in peace Lorna.