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Jean Cheetham

Jean Cheetham Vorhees passed away on Sunday morning, April 20, 2014, at home in Sylvania, Ohio.

Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband of over 57 years, Robert "Bob" Vorhees, who passed away in 2010, and her dear sister, Ruth Carsten.

Jean is survived by her

sister, Doris Schulte of

Webster Groves, MO, and her three children, Mark (Carla) Vorhees of Winnetka, IL, Amy (Leonard) Hendricks of Toledo, OH, and Kevin (Tina) Vorhees of Raleigh, NC. She also leaves four granddaughters, Stephanie, Lindsey, Sarah, and Rachel, also a niece and four nephews.

Jean was born to Elizabeth Julia (Christian) and Joseph Harold Cheetham in Detroit, Michigan in 1927, and graduated from Jesup W. Scott High School in 1944. A strong math student, she worked alongside her mother for Pugh Heating in Toledo, as a bookkeeper for several years.

In 1947, she met her future husband, Bob, at a church youth social event, where they became friends. Bob wanted to attend college and become an accountant. She agreed to teach her new friend bookkeeping to prepare him for college courses. One thing led to another and they were married in August 1952. For the next 57 years, they were inseparable, working in the yard, going to church, and playing pinochle with friends. Jean thought they spent no more than a handful of nights apart.

When their three children were older, Jean went back to work for Bob at Ohio Tool & Mfg. as a bookkeeper. In 1980, she and Bob trained with Big Red Q Quickprint and

purchased the print shop

adjacent to the Franklin Park Mall on Monroe Street and named their business Franklin Park Quickprint. Bob managed the counter and

finances, and Jean managed the shop until they retired, closing the business in 2009.

Jean was loved by all. She was full of energy, wise, generous, sweet, and always tried to be fair and ethical. Her life has been full of giving and sharing. She dearly loved her family, her church families at First Churches of Christ, Scientist, Sylvania and Toledo, her friends at the bible study and exercise group, and everyone she met.

Jean was a lifelong student of Christian Science and

active member serving the Branch Church as 1st Reader, 2nd Reader, Sunday School teacher, House and Grounds, Lecture, Literature Distribution, and Outreach committees, and Reading Room


The family requests, in lieu of flowers, to please send donations to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toledo, 4647 W. Central Ave. Toledo, Ohio 43615. A memorial service will be held at this same address on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 27, 2014
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