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Yoshiko Vorhes


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Yoshiko Vorhes Obituary
Vorhes, Yoshiko
Yoshiko (Izumida) Vorhes, 87, passed away September 15, 2017, at her residence in Wapakoneta. Yoshiko was born December 17, 1929 in Tokyo, Japan, to Hichizo and Enae (Kobayahi) Izumida who preceded her in death. On February 17, 1951 she married George Vorhes who preceded her in death. She made a home for her family thousands of miles from her home country. She loved to crochet, do fine thread needle point and was a skilled seamstress. Yoshiko taught her grandchildren how to do origami. Survivors include her five children, Grace (Bob) Gaves, Katy (Tom) Matheny, Chuck Vorhes, Jacki (Randy) Rentz and Alan (Melissa) Vorhes; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, 2 sisters who live in Japan and several nieces and nephews. Yoshiko is also preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL in Lima, with Rev. Tim Benjamin to officiate the service. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the memorial service. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 19, 2017
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