Lorena Gray, 92, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Mechanicsville Care Center. Funeral Services were held April 12 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Interment was in the Lisbon Cemetery. Pastor Barb Krueger officiated. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Surviving are her husband of 72 years James, two children, Verlyn (Gerald) Stolte, Anamosa, and Roger (Rita Knutsen) Gray, Swisher, a son-in-law, John Krob, Mt. Vernon, 11 grandchildren, 29, great-grandchildren, and a great-great granddaughter on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Virginia Krob in August 2013, a great-grandson Dedrick Gray; a brother, Harry and two sisters, Luella Conner and LaVerna Sieveka.
Lorena Mae Dorcas was born May 30, 1921, near Lisbon. She was the daughter of Harry and Cora Mae Andre, Dorcas. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1939. Lorena married James Gray on Aug. 20, 1941, at Kahoka, Mo. The couple farmed near Mechanicsville until 1985 when they moved into town. In retirement Lorena and Jim traveled, taking several cruises and bus trips. She also belonged to the Country Clubbers and the Paint’n Palette club.