Anan Klailee

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Klailee Anan Klailee, passed away in Columbus, Ohio, July 12, 2013 at age 68. Born in Ban Pong, Ratchaburi, Thailand. Beloved and devoted husband of Maria and father of Molly, Jovanna, and Ruth. He came to College in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1969 where he met his beloved wife Maria. They got married in Nicaragua in 1972, moved back to Columbus, Ohio in 1979. Anan opened the first Thai Orchid Restaurant in Dublin in 1986, and followed with the second Thai Orchid Restaurant in 2009 in Powell. The Asian Festival of Columbus 2012 cited Anan as one of the unsung Thai heroes in Columbus as follow. "Mr. Anan Klailee, the owner of Thai Orchid is standing out. He has been in Columbus in the mid 1970. He has provided place for Thai students in Columbus and vicinity to work, place for Thais in need to stay. At present, his house is a center of gathering for celebration and ceremony for Thais in Columbus and nearby". Anan is preceded in death by his parents Sanga and Khuen, brother Kimhong, and brothers-in-law Huanhuat, Anuwat, and Surachai. Anan is survived by Beloved wife, Maria; daughters, Molly Klailee, Jovanna and her husband, Daniel Matheny, Ruth Klailee; and four grandchildren, Austin, Devens, Lila, and Frankie; sisters, Kimhean Saelim, Pranee Treeaneckpinit, Sa-Ing Uhmert, Supatah Seechailat, and Wongdean Klailee; nieces, Nathaya and husband, Virat, Sangchan and husband, Pijit, Kigna and husband, Patapol; nephews, Preeda and wife, Kanika, Pongsak and wife, Sareenra; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to the Buddhist Meditation Center of Chicago, 6224 Gunnison St., Chicago, IL 60630. Family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME AT POWELL, 450 West Olentangy Street, Powell, Ohio 43065, (614)-792-1471. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Monday. A Memorial Reception in honor of Anan will be held on TUESDAY, JULY 16 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at THAI ORCHID RESTAURANT, 8736 Moreland Street, Powell, OH 43065. Please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the Klailee Family.


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Rutherford Funeral Home Powell
450 West Olentangy Street Powell, OH 43065
614-792-1471
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 13, 2013
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