Miss Alana Sue Knowles, age 10 a lifetime Polk County resident passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Lakeland. Alana was born January 21, 2008 in Tampa, Florida to David Matthew VanHorn and Amber Nicole Rutkin. She was a student at R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School going into the 5th grade. She enjoyed drawing, writing, video games, swimming and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her paternal great grandparents – Gary & Romell Knowles and maternal great grandmother – Sylvia Costine. Alana is survived by her loving family; Father & Stepmother: David & Lesley VanHorn of Lakeland, Mother: Amber Rutkin of Georgia, Sister: Sadie Rae Campbell of Melbourne, Paternal Grandparents: Colin & Barbara Knowles Lakeland, Maternal Grandfather: Noel Brown & Dailia of Plant City, Maternal Grandmother:Patricia Rutkin of Lakeland, Maternal Great Grandparents: Noel & Joanne Brown of Georgia, Paternal Great Grandfather: James & Caroline Dixon of Winter Haven, 3 Uncles: Colin, Jesse & Michael, 3 Aunts: Amanda, Amber & Sue, Several extended family.