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Yoshiko Vorhes

December 17, 1929 - September 15, 2017

Burial Date September 24, 2017

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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 preceded in death by a brother and 2 sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at CHILES-LAMAN SHAWNEE CHAPEL 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 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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