Lorraine F. Gordon of Greenwood, formerly of Greensburg passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at home under hospice care.
She was born on May 14, 1929, in Illinois to the late John S. and Lyda (Fultz) Preuss.
She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen R. Gordon; daughter, Patricia A. Gordon (twin sister to Joyce); brother John R. Preuss Sr., and sisters Helen Cathey and Margaret McKell.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Roy; daughter Joyce (Bob) Gilmore of Jackson, Mich.; granddaughter, Jennifer (Ed) Kline and great grandson Kyle Kline of Holland, Mich.; sister, Marion Harrison of Columbus,; brother, James (Kathy) Preuss of Greensburg and sisters in-law, Edna Tilley of Columbus and Trudy Gordon of Greenfield.
Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many close friends.
Lorraine was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and godmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She took care of family members when they were gravely ill and was always there to be a “mother” figure to many people. She enjoyed going to K of C dances, vacationing on the Gulf Coast and reading. Lorraine was an avid sports fan. She has her favorite NASCAR drivers, basketball teams and football teams. Besides living in Indiana, she and Roy lived in Bryan, Texas, and Williamsport, Pa., where they have many friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Greenwood Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 335 S. Meridian St. Francis Joseph will officiate. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 West Main St.
Memorial contributions aresuggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The family would like to thank St. Francis Hospital and Hospice for their compassionate care. Also, with deep gratitude a very special thanks to the many neighbors who gave their time and support when it was greatly needed.
You are invited to read the obituary online at www.wilsonstpierre.com where you may sign the guest book, share a memory, or order flowers for the family.