Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


Elsie Mae (Hendricks) Gromling

October 26, 1941May 11, 2020

Elsie Mae (Hendricks) Gromling, age 78, of Reading, entered eternal life on Monday, May 11, 2020. Born October 26, 1941 in Port Clinton, PA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Charles H. Sr. and Mamie I. (Mengal) Hendricks.

Elsie was a member of Grace & Hope Mission and of The Salvation Army, Reading. She was a homemaker, loving mother and enjoyed playing BINGO.

Elsie's spirit will be carried on by; son Keith A. Gromling and his wife Patricia, of Reading; 2 daughters Robin M. Orlando and her husband Jeff, of Hanover; Gloria Gromling, of Pottsville; 4 sisters Arlene H. Clouser, of Temple; Ida Hendricks, of Hamburg; Mabel E. Hendricks, of Reading; Donna Kocker, of Reading and brother Edward A. Hendricks, of West Reading. She is also survived by; 3 granddaughters; Tammy Gromling, Melissa Snow, Holly Rose Barton Bowser; 2 grandsons Lester Craig Barton Jr., Andrew Bowser; 3 nieces; Lori Clouser-Zdradzinski, Stacey L. Kocker, Shannon L. Kocker; 2 nephews Mike Clouser, Bobby Hendricks. Furthermore, Elsie also leaves behind; 12 great grandchildren; Anna Santos, Sebastian Santos, Logan Haagard, Katelynn Nolan Mast, Christopher Nolan Mast, Liberty Marie Haggard, Joel, Paisley, Cole Bowser, Micaele Bowser, Bredan Bowser and April Bowser to cherish her memory.

In addition to her parents, Elsie was greeted in heaven by; daughter Cherly Rowe; son Jeffrey A. Gromling; brother Charles H. Hendricks and nephew James A. Clouser.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made towards Elsie's funeral arrangements, Theo C. Auman, 247 Penn St., Reading, PA 19601.

Due to the recent worldwide Covid19 pandemic, Services will be private and at the convenience of Elsie’s family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.TheoCAuman.com for the Gromling family.


  • Charles H Hendricks Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Mamie I. (Mengal) Hendricks, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles H. Hendricks, Brother (deceased)
  • Cherly Rowe, Daughter (deceased)
  • Jeffrey A. Gromling, Son (deceased)
  • Keith A. Gromling, Son
  • Patricia A. Gromling, Daughter-in-law
  • Robin M. Orlando, Daughter
  • Jeff Orlando, Son-in-law
  • Gloria Gromling, Daughter
  • Arlene H. Clouser, Sister
  • Ida Hendricks, Sister
  • Edward A. Hendricks, Brother
  • Mabel E. Hendricks, Sister
  • Donna Kocker, Sister
  • Tammy Gromling, Granddaughter
  • Melissa Snow, Granddaughter
  • Lester Craig Barton Jr., Grandson
  • Andrew Bowser, Grandson
  • Holly Rose Barton Bowser, Granddaughter
  • Jordan O'Keefe, Grandson-in-law
  • Lori Clouser-Zdradzinski, Niece
  • James A. Clouser, Nephew
  • Mike Clouser, Nephew
  • Bobby Hendricks, Nephew
  • Stacey L. Kocker, Niece
  • Shannon L. Kocker, Niece
  • Anna Santos, Great Granddaughter
  • Sebastian Santos, Great Grandson
  • Logan Haagard, Great Grandson
  • Katelynn Nolan Mast, Great Granddaughter
  • Christopher Nolan Mast, Great Grandson
  • Liberty Marie Haggard, Great Granddaughter
  • Joel, Great Grandson
  • Paisley, Great Granddaughter
  • Cole Bowser, Great Grandson
  • Micaele Bowser, Great Grandson
  • Bredan Bowser, Great Grandson
  • April Bowser, Great Granddaughter

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Arlene Clouser

May 15, 2020

May 11 2020, the Lord called my sister, Kate, to be home with him. I know my sister had a heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone. God received one of the finest Angels. Sister, there isn't anymore pain or suffering. You now live in a beautiful mansion with God and all the other Angels. Sadly missed by sister Alrene

Robin Orlando

May 15, 2020

Mom I miss you very much I know you are in heaven you taught me how to do things like going to salvation army and I remember you taking us to Grace and Hope mission to church and vacation Bible School I love you for everything you did for me


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