Theta Elizabeth Vorse, 91, Topeka, passed away the evening of September 20, 2018 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS.
Theta was born May 9, 1927 on the family farm in Harveyville, to Edd and Annie Davis. She went to Harveyville High School and after graduation attended Clark's Business College.
She held several jobs including Santa Fe Railway, Sunny Elevation School, and Wilson's Turkey Farm where she worked for 37 years.
Theta married Charles W. Vorse on November 27, 1946. Together they raised 2 children as well as being heavily involved in the community.
Theta was one of the founders of Countryside United Methodist Church. She was also a valued member of many other local organizations which include: United Methodist Women, Strato-Jets Square Dance Club, Topeka Genealogy Society, Goodyear Retirees, Widowed Persons, and most importantly she volunteered at Let's Help for over 30 years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards with friends, square dancing, and at home you'd usually find her watching any ballgame she could find, especially the Jayhawks.
Theta was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Vorse; son, Charles F. Vorse; brothers, Hershel, Sheldon, and Boyd Davis; sister, Shirley Bosworth; and granddaughter, Angel Platt. She is survived by her daughter, Treva Platt; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Countryside United Methodist Church, 3221 SW Burlingame Road. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Dove Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Let’s Help.
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