Margaret "Peggy" E. Voorhees, 84, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at her home in the Town of Manheim, New York.
She was born on May 28, 1927 in Little Falls, NY, a daughter to the late, Ward and Ruth (Mager) Suits. She was educated at Little Falls High School and graduated with the Class of 1945. Peggy attended Ellis Nursing School upon her graduation from high school.
In 1948, Peggy married Harold "Porky" Voorhees. They shared a union of 31 years until his passing on June 2, 1978. She spent the early part of her life raising her four children and tending to her home. In later years, her and her husband purchased the "Halfway House" in 1966. After Peggy's husband passed away, she continued to run the restaurant on her own. Peggy took great pride in running her business and was known for "holding her own" when the need would arise.
She is survived by her beloved children; daughter, Andrea Hopson of Dolgeville, NY, sons, Brian Voorhees and his wife, MiChong of Dolgeville, Mark Voorhees of Salisbury Center, NY, and David Voorhees of Orwell, NY; two daughters-in-law, LuAnn Voorhees and Pixie Hart Jarman; her cherished grandchildren, Eric Hopson, Ryan Hopson, Drew Hopson, Jefferson Voorhees, Samantha Voorhees, and Catherine Voorhees, Rebecca Hall and her husband, Eric, Daniel Voorhees and his wife, Mandy, David Voorhees Jr., Christian Voorhees and his wife, Tiffiney Sarah Voorhees Romine and her husband, Jay. Great Grandchildren, Emma Hall, Isaiah and Laiton Voorhees, Joey Hart, Sylvan Hopson, Tyler, Jared, Parker and McKenzie Rose Voorhees, David III, Drew and Dylan Voorhees, Orrin, Isabella, Paxton and Cruiz Romine many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Harold "Porky" Voorhees in 1978, a son-in-law, William Hopson in 1984, a granddaughter, Shawna Lizabeth Voorhees in 1978, a great-nephew, Tyler Scanlon in 2009 and a nephew, Douglas Voorhees in 2010.
A memorial graveside service will he held at Rural Park Cemetery in Ingham's Mills, New York on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. The Voorhees Family is being cared for by Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York.
The family would like to thank Duane Brado for his kindness through the years. Peggy's family would also like to thank, Eunice Hight, Jim Walczak and Siri Moore for their compassion, kindness and care for Peggy in the past few months.
In lieu of floral offerings, the family has asked that memorial contributions be considered for the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, New York 13407
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Born: May 28, 1927
Place of Birth: Little Falls, NY
Death: April 29, 2012
Place of Death: Town of Manheim, NY
Occupation: Owner of the Halfway House
Hobbies: New York Giants and Syracuse University Football Fan, Liked watching game shows on TV especially Jeopardy
Memorial donations may be made to:
Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, New York 13407
This memorial provided by:
Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, Inc.