Maxine Jane Vorhees, age 82, of St. Marys, formerly of 

Mendon, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019, 

at her residence.

She was born October 29, 1936, in Van Wert, to Earl & Marjorie 

( Harmon ) Arnold.  She married John Ben Vorhees in 1953.  

They were married almost 51 years when he passed in 2004.

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Jay ( Virginia ) 
Vorhees of St. Marys, and daughter, Jill ( Dave ) Roehm of 
Willshire, grandchildren: Abby Vorhees ( Kevin Gallimore ), 

Jeremy ( Helen ) Roehm, and Brock Roehm, step grandchildren: 

Tim and Patrick Roether, great grandchildren: Liddiah Vorhees, 

Lucas Gallimore and Ronan, Myka, and Zane Roehm, step great 

grandchildren: Angela, Bradly, and Carrie Roether, brother-in-law: 

Larry Piper of Lima, sisters-in-law: Jane Now of Rockford and 

Jackie Stallter of Celina, and several nieces and nephews.        


She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 2 sisters:
Larettta ( Arnold ) Wilson and Sandra ( Arnold ) Piper, and brothers 

& sisters-in-law: Bob Wilson, Genevra Holland, Margaretta & Bill 

Kiniman, JoAnn Mulkey, Nadine & Alice Lee Vorhees, Bill Now 

and Dick Stallter.


She had been employed at Reynolds and Reynolds for 7 1/2 years,
and then retired from Huffy Bicycle after 33 years.  She was a member 
of Mendon United Methodist Church, and was attending Walnut Grove 
United Methodist, St. Marys.

She enjoyed spending time with her family.  She liked to play Bingo, 
where she met some very good friends.  She also enjoyed bowling, 
which she began in 1959 and played until 2018 !  She participated in 
over 40 state tournaments and 25 national tournaments.  


Over the years, she made a lot of good friends, and led a very fulfilling 

life, traveling to Europe and various other places.  


Maxine had a zest for life with a beautiful spirit to all she met.  She was 

the true definition of unconditional love, and had the most wonderful 

contagious laugh that will never be forgotten.


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 23, 
at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon.  Bev Hurlburt
will officiate.  Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery. 

Calling Hours are 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 22, and an hour 

before time of services on Monday, at the Funeral Home in Mendon. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice. 

Condolences may be expressed at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com  



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