“When you walk with the Lord, you reach your destination.”
Lois Gertrude Bloomer DeLorraine, 88, long-time resident of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2020. She was under the care of hospice of Upper Valley Medical Center and was surrounded by her family and loved ones.
Lois was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 31, 1932, to William and Gertrude Adams Bloomer. She graduated from Bayridge High School for girls in 1950. She married Claude Harold deLorraine Jr., the love of her life, on September 10, 1950. Lois and Claude moved from New York State to Sidney, Ohio in 1980. Together they raised four children. She devoted her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren. Lois worked at Corning glassworks in Corning, New York for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.
She served the Lord in many ways throughout her life. She was an ordained deacon and elder of the Presbyterian Church, president of the Woman’s Association, taught Sunday school, attended Bible studies, and volunteered in various ways, as needed.
Lois enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved cooking, sewing, playing board games, square dancing, and traveling to visit her kids in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Colorado.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and great granddaughter.
Lois is survived by her four children: William DeLorraine and wife Joanna of Gouverneur, New York, Carolyn DeLorraine of Boulder, Colorado, Nancy House and husband Kelly of Tulia,Texas, Claude DeLorraine and wife Rose of Manahawkin, New Jersey, and dear friend Kimberly Eilerman and husband Mike of Sidney, Ohio. Also surviving is her sister, Carolyn Downey of Coatsville, PA, sisters-in-law Ella Clayton and Ruth DeLorraine of Painted Post, New York, brother-in-law-in-law Lester Lovelass of Vestal, New York, six grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and numerous extended family.
“Well done, good and faithful servant...” (Matthew 25:21)
A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 22, at Hardin United Methodist Church with Pastor Jack Chalk officiating. Memorials may be made to Hardin United Methodist Church, Ohio Living Dorothy Love, or Shelby County ASPCA. Salm-McGill and Tangeman funeral Home is honored to be serving the Delorraine Family, and online condolences may be expressed at www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com.
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