Doris E. (Mylin) Biechler, 91, of Lancaster and formerly of Merion, PA, passed away on October 29, 2020 at Willow Valley Retirement Community with her daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by her loving and fun filled husband of twenty years, William McKinley Biechler, Jr. She was also preceded in death by six siblings: John C. Mylin III (Pauline Renny), Emma Jeanne Mylin (Charles King), Richard Myers Mylin (Stella Steinman), Willis Keen Mylin (Anne Sweigart; Melba Brinson), Charlotte Mae Mylin (Robert Winters), Grace Louise Mylin (Olen Hays; Carl Rook).
Doris was born on February 23, 1929, daughter of John C. Mylin Jr. and Lottie M. Myers.
Doris graduated from West Lampeter High School and after her husband died, received a degree in Fine Arts from Temple University. In 1975 she opened one of the first fine art galleries on Orange Street in Lancaster. Doris was also the owner of Conestoga Valley Interiors where she used her talent to help clients with interior design and furnishings.
Later in life she enjoyed working in retail jewelry stores and selling diamonds. She managed Musselmans Jewelry store in York and later worked for Warren Jewelers. Throughout the years, she was still always happy to help people with their interior design.
Doris was a member of First United Methodist Church, also a member of Media Heights Golf Club where she participated in the ladies’ golf program. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to social card clubs, as well as the Towne Aces. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Doris had a love for art, music, culture and history. She was an avid reader, especially enjoying historical biographies, political and Christian faith books. While living in Merion, she had season tickets to the Philadelphia Orchestra and later she would greatly enjoy her grandchildren’s musical concerts. Doris was also responsible for writing the Mylin family genealogy entitled “Meile.”
Doris enjoyed floral arranging and entertaining her family and friends. She was a great cook and many will remember her bleu cheese dressing, rumaki and manhattans. She enjoyed spirited conversations and held strong to her convictions.
Doris will be missed by her children: Philip Douglas Biechler (Cindy Aument) of Millersville, John Charles Biechler (Mary Ann Nikalaus) of Spokane, WA, Elizabeth Anne Clark (Fred Clark) of Lancaster, and Mary Louise Kinsey (David Kinsey) of Lancaster.
Doris also loved her seven grandchildren: Audrey McClune (CDR Andrew McClune) of Norfolk, VA, Lloyd Eugene Clark II (Kristy Mellinger) of Lancaster, Sophie Biechler of Spokane, Emily (Biechler) Long (David Long) of Lancaster, Corey Scheib-Johnson (Stephen Scheib) of New Castle, DE, Collin Johnson of Lititz and Nathan Kinsey of Lancaster.
Doris also enjoyed her five great grandchildren: Mason, Liam and Timmy Clark, Anna and Clark McClune.
Due to Covid-related risks all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
To honor her, memorial contributions may be made to Boehm’s Chapel Society, PO Box 272, Willow Street, PA 17584-0272.