In Memory of

Lorraine Orr

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 College.

Lorraine was 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, MO 63119. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall. If desired, contributions may be made to Webster Groves Presbyterian Church Music Fund.