In Memory of
April 3, 1921 - June 19, 2013
Orr, Marjorie Lorraine (nee Peithmann) of Ladue, MO, born April 3, 1921,
passed away peacefully on June 19, 2013; beloved wife (58 years) of the late
Clyde Pope Orr; loving mother of Judy (Carl) Miller, Randy (Jill) Orr, Kathy
(Randy) Smith, and Robert (Lisa) Orr; dear grandmother of Douglas and Kelsey
Miller, Christopher and Lindsay Orr, Chelsea and Jason Orr; April (Will) Pyle;
dear great-grandmother of David Pyle; dear sister of the late Ortheldo A. (Winona) Peithmann, Robert Earl Peithmann and
two infant siblings; dear sister-in-law of the late, Virginia Orr and Melba
(Bill) Guynes; dear aunt of Alice Marian (Greg) Kropp, Robert Peithman, Bill
(Lisa) Peithmann, Margaret (Sam) Middeoni, Bill
(Karen) Guynes, Jr.; dear great-aunt, cousin and
friend to many.
Lorraine was born on the family farm near Hoyleton, IL. She attended Pleasant
Hill Grade School, a
one room schoolhouse in Hoyleton, IL.
Lorraine attended Centralia High School,
and graduated in 1939. She moved to St. Louis
and attended Rubicam Business College,
St. Louis University
and moved back to Illinois to attend the University of Illinois. She worked in St. Louis for AAA, Monsanto and Falstaff. She
also taught Short-hand and Business English night classes at Rubicam Business
a 57 year member of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church. She was active in the handbell choir, served as a deacon and was in her 50th year
of singing in the Chancel Choir. She performed with the choir in Carnegie Hall
in 1988, and Scotland
in 2004. Lorraine
served on the Volunteer Board of Goodwill Industries Services (GIVS), as Vice
President of Membership. In 2001 she received the Life Achievement Goodwill
Award. She also served on the Volunteer Board of the St. Louis Symphony
Orchestra and the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis, where she received a
lifetime achievement award.
Hobbies and interests: playing the pump organ and piano, traveling, singing in
choir, dancing, bridge, sewing, gardening, tracking the stock market, reading. Lorraine made a lifelong
commitment to volunteer work. She was a woman of integrity and a faithful
servant to Christ. Lorraine
adored her family, was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Services: No Visitation. Interment: 11 am on Friday, July 19, 2013, at North Prairie
Cemetery near Hoyleton, IL.
Lunch will follow at Little Nashville Restaurant. Memorial Service: 10 am on
Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Webster
Groves Presbyterian Church, 45 W. Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves,
A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. If desired, contributions may be
made to Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Music Fund.