Theodora Yianoulis, 85, Shillington, passed away Aug. 3, 2008, in the hospital of University of Pennsylvania, where she had been a patient since June 17.Her husband, James E. Yianoulis, died Aug. 10, 1973.
Born on the island of Kos, Dodecanese, Greece, she was a daughter of the late John and Despina (Savaides) Ioannidis.
Theodora graduated from a Greek/Italian high school in Kos and completed two years at a polytechnic school for fine arts in Athens, Greece.
She was employed for 25 years as a seamstress by David Crystal Inc., Reading, retiring in 1991.
Theodora was a devout member of SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and had been an active participant in church functions.
She was talented in sewing and embroidering, and took great pleasure in making "yiaprakia" and pastries for her family.
Theodora was a devoted mother to Despina Yianoulis, Reading, and a beloved aunt to 15 nieces and nephews, as well as 22 great-nieces and great-nephews. She will be sorely missed.
She is also survived by four siblings: Flora Pampris, Athens, N.Y., and Gabriel Ioannidis, Maritsa Orfanoudakis and Cleopatra Diakoyiannis, all of Kos.
Theodora was predeceased by three siblings: Evangelos Ioannidis, Katina Regini and Joseph (Theofrastos) Ioannidis.
Services were Thursday at 10 a.m. in SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd., Reading.