ASHEVILLE - Traute Warschkow Oberste-Vorth, 86, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her home.
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A native of Saline, Germany, Mrs. Oberste-Vorth had been a U.S. citizen since 1954. She was the daughter of the late Otto and Meta Bartel Warschkow and the wife of the late William Oberste-Vorth. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Irene Wegner, Gertrude Wendell, Elsbeth Warschkow and Greta Warschkow; and brothers, Hans, Fritz, Rudi and Kurt Warschkow.
Surviving are her daughter, Irene O. Griffin and husband Earl; grandson, Christopher Griffin; granddaughter, Monica Griffin; and brother, Siegfrid Warschkow.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham.
To sign Mrs. Oberste-Vorth's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com
Rich and Thompson Funeral Service and Crematory
207 E. Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253
Published in TheTimesNews.com from May 11 to May 12, 2013