Doris A. Grau, 95, former Wilbur Chocolate employee, composed over 1,000 poems

By on May 14, 2014


Doris A. Grau, 95, of Lancaster, went home to be with her Lord and King Saturday morning, May 10, 2014 at Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, following a period of declining health.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Mabel C. Ashford Stroman. She was the wife of the late Herbert F. Grau who died in 1979.

Doris was a member of the Lancaster Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she taught Sunday School, was a leader of the 55+ Group, and shared her gift of singing as a soloist and in a ladies trio in church and on radio and television ministries. She was employed by the former Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster and by Dr. Denlinger. She also worked for Wilbur Chocolate. An accomplished poet, Doris penned over 1,000 poems.

She is survived by a brother: LaVerne Stroman of Lititz.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother: William A. Stroman.

Gratitude is expressed to the staff of Susquehanna Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the tender care they provided to Doris during her stay there.

Private services and interment will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, LancasterlIf desired, contributions may be made in her memory to Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Arrangements provided by Spence Funeral Services, Manheim.

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