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Violet Maxine Vorpe

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TROY - Violet Maxine Vorpe, 79, of Troy, Ohio, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
She was born Nov. 30, 1932, in Morehead, Ky., to the late Trubie and Melva (Skaggs) Jones.
She leaves behind her loving husband, George Vorpe Jr.; devoted daughter, Kim Conley and beloved grandson, Garrett; and her son, Donald Hodgson Jr., and his family. She also is survived by her step daughter, Melissa Goonan, and step grandchildren, Trevor, Sarah and Courtney. Along with her family, she will be greatly missed by her faithful companion, Cocoa, her Yorkie that brought much joy into her life.
In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Jones; and sister, Vivian Meggs.
She leaves behind four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel (Jerry) Caldwell, Virginia (Dwight) Black, her twin, Viola (Myron) Potts, and Dorothy (Gene) Campbell; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Violet was a born-again Christian and a member of Troy Baptist Temple where she loved to sing, play the piano, work in the junior camp kitchen and socialize with the Silver Stars group.
She retired from Macy's in Springfield where she worked for many years prior to losing her vision.
One of Violet's greatest achievements was receiving her high school diploma at the age of 75. Violet quit school in 1945 and had always regretted that decision.
After she lost her vision, she was introduced to the Hadley School for the Blind in Chicago. She was able to take audio and Braille courses and finished the required courses to allow her to graduate. She was handed her diploma from the president of the Hadley School for the Blind in a graduation ceremony held at Troy Baptist Temple in 2007.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Troy Baptist Temple with Pastor David Mulvaine officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 11 a.m. t 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Baptist Temple Bible Student Scholarship Fund, 691 E. Staunton Road, Troy, OH 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.


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