Lois A. Dorow

Lois A. Dorow

October 29, 1923 ‐ September 21, 2021
Lois A. Dorow
Birthplace: Malta Bend, Missouri Resided In: Powell, Ohio Visitation: September 24, 2021 Service: September 24, 2021 Cemetery: Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery

Lois A. Dorow of Elyria, Ohio was born October 29, 1923 in Malta Bend, MO to the late Otto and Adeline Tieman Kiehl and married Richard H. Dorow April 19, 1952 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

Prior to her marriage she worked for the Bell Telephone Systems in Sedalia, MO and Cleveland, OH.  Later, she worked for Cleveland Lutheran High School, the North Ridgeville City School System and the North Ridgeville Office for Older Adults.  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church (Fairview Park) and later, St. Thomas Lutheran Church (Rocky River). Lois was active in the Lady’s Guild, the Parent Teachers League and Scouting.  Lois sang in her church choir, the Cleveland Lutheran A Capella Choir and the Lorain Community Civic Chorus.  She enjoyed volunteering in the Boutique Shop at Elyria Memorial Hospital and at a local cancer resale shop.  

After moving to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in 1992 Lois pursued her love of music by singing with her church choir at Faith Lutheran Church and with the Cedar Mountain Singers.  She was an active volunteer with National Park Medical Center, the US National Park Service and Potter’s Clay Ministry (a home for woman and children in crisis) as coordinator for the resale Thrift Shop.  She twice received the US President’s Service Award for her volunteer work with charitable and civic organizations, volunteering in excess of 4,000 hours.  Lois and Richard later moved back to the Cleveland area, to be near family.  They attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Westlake, OH. 

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, sister Floranna Krone and brother Hubert Kiehl.  Lois is survived by her family: sister Clarine Downs of Orem Utah; sons Thomas and wife Terri of Granite Bay, CA; Mark and wife Teresa of Dublin, OH; Timothy and wife Carol of Montgomery, AL; 6 grand-children; 4 great-grandchildren; and brother in laws, Robert Krone, William Dorow and sister in laws Karen Dorow, Ruth Miller and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10:00am on Friday, September 24, 2021 at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake, OH; followed by funeral service at 11:00am.  Interment at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted, OH immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Otto and Adeline Kiehl Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides aid to students training for church ministry. 

Otto and Adeline Kiehl Scholarship Endowment Fund

c/o Seminary Advancement / Concordia Seminary

801 Seminary Place

St. Louis, MO 63105-9677

If giving online, please select Designation "Other" and type in "Otto and Adeline Kiehl Scholarship Endowment Fund" 

Guest Comments

Susan Ziegan
Bay Village

Tom & Terri- so glad you got to vist her this summer. I am thinking of you, hoping you are celebrating her life with many precious memories and love. God's Grace & Peace to the whole family.

Phil & Lana Lednik
Elyria, Ohio

Lois was a very special lady & our neighbor! She always had an optimist attitude and a loving nature. She is & always will be missed!

Sally Bark
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lois was a dear friend and a loving and caring Christian woman. She was always looking for ways to help others. A few weeks ago, Lois called me to see if I had damage from Hurricane Ida. I sensed that she was not feeling well, but she said that she was fine. I know that she is in the loving arms of Jesus.

LaDonna D Rhodes

Lois and Dick were great friends.
They went above the call of duty when Jim and I came to Hot Springs Village. They took us under their wings during the times when our house was being built and living in the RV was not the best. We stayed in their home at times when they went to Ohio for the Christmas holidays and at other times. They were very trusting.
Lois will be missed, but now she is in the arms of the Lord.
God's Blessings! LaDonna

Donald F Putnam

Lois was a great lady. She and her husband Dick were very dear friends. She will be missed.
Although Lois has left us physically, she will live on both spiritually and in our many memories of her. She now is in the house of the Lord and "in all probability re-arranging the furniture which she was wont to do."