Toru L. Christophe 54 of Joplin, Mo Beloved Fiancee' of Julie Kidder Klindworth, passed from this life on Feb.10, 2003, following an extended illness. Toru was born in Sendi Japan to Jullius and Kikue Christophe. Preceded in death by Sister Julie. Survived by Jullius and Kikue Christophe, daughter Jennifer and son David, Brother Jim, Sister Susan, nephue Jimmy. He was the first born of four Children. Toru was a gifted writer and received an artist Grant in 1999 for his work. He worked as an auto mechanic in his earlier years. Member of Forest Park Baptist Church. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Park Baptist Church. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. I wanted to post this, I was so numb at first, but now just very sad. His last words were I love You. His life was full of many things and he was the first admit his short comings. he fought a lot of demons, it was rare he was accepted for who he was, anyone who has had an illness has faced it at some time. He meant everything too me, for the short time he was home I told him of my sobbing, in ICU and how I would have gave everything I have if he could get better. This is one of his poems
DOWN HERE THE SAND IS FALLING IT IS SLACK AND SPARE PLEADING IN A WISPER THAT MOVES THE LEAVES INTO THE GUTTER AND SCREAMS INTO A SLOW WINDED HIGH NOTE, WHICH IT NOT FLAT BUT A VOICE TRULY ABLE TO HIT THIS NOTE.
In Loving Memory of a sweet soul.
Toru L. Christophe 12/24/48-2/10/03
You are mist beyond words.
Julie and Janie
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|lamylouy||Posted 2/8/2003 11:56:36 AM
They are removing all tubes and other things they had him hooked up to. They will be just keeping him comfortabe till he passes.
Please hold my sweet twin in your hearts.
|dreamgirl||Posted 2/8/2003 12:00:38 PM
I`m so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all Janie.
|Ontime||Posted 2/8/2003 12:02:04 PM
Janie, I`m so sorry - prayers coming your way...
|ToyKing||Posted 2/8/2003 12:07:28 PM
Sorry to hear it but stay strong my prayers are with you.
|SKETER||Posted 2/8/2003 12:12:48 PM
LAMY GIRL IM SO SORRY.
|WHOSNEXT||Posted 2/8/2003 12:13:49 PM
So sorry for you and your twin.
My heart and prayers go out to you both.
Toro will be in a better place ,God bless his soul.
|vulture||Posted 2/8/2003 12:16:53 PM
|sweetpea17842||Posted 2/8/2003 12:18:13 PM
So sorry, lamylouy.
Our prayers are with Toro, you and your family.
|Fubar||Posted 2/8/2003 12:22:33 PM
|Snafu||Posted 2/8/2003 12:23:14 PM
|AntDeb||Posted 2/8/2003 12:27:14 PM
Janie, sending special prayers your way.
|AuntiqueMame||Posted 2/8/2003 12:34:50 PM
What can one say at a time like this.
You can or
Remember the happy times and
Please read this
I hope it helps.
|koinonia||Posted 2/8/2003 12:57:54 PM
Prayers are with you all.
Like MAME; "thanks for the memories"
|hollowcreekfarm||Posted 2/8/2003 12:57:55 PM
Oh lamy, so sorry to hear this. We`ll be praying for Toro, and for all of you. May God be holding the hands of each of you during this time.
|sallyhoffman||Posted 2/8/2003 12:58:37 PM
Please know you, Toro, and Julie are in my continued thoughts and prayers.......
|sallyhoffman||Posted 2/8/2003 12:59:57 PM
Mame, I just checked out the website you listed - it is beautiful - made me cry.......
|~ROSIE~||Posted 2/8/2003 1:30:16 PM
|lamylouy||Posted 2/8/2003 2:23:06 PM
I have closed my auctions here, so I can help my twin.
Thanks you for your kind words.
|LADYBUG28345||Posted 2/8/2003 2:23:43 PM
JANIE,,, PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR
FAMILY,ESPECIALLY YOU ,TORO AND YOUR TWIN
(AS SHE STANDS BY HIS SIDE) ARE ALL IN MY
THOUGHTS AND MY PRAYERS ARE CONTINUING
WITHOUT CEASING ,,,,,,,,,,,,
I HAVE CARRIED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WITHIN
MY HEART ,FOR MANY YEARS , I`D LIKE TO SHARE
IT WITH YOU~
I AM STANDING UPON THE SEASHORE.
A SHIP AT MY SIDE SPREADS ITS WHITE SAILS
TO THE MORNING BREEZE AND STARTS
FOR THE BLUE OCEAN.
AN OBJECT OF BEAUTY AND STENGTH.
I STAND AND WATCH UNTIL AT LENGTH IT HANGS
LIKE A SPECK OF WHITE CLOUD
JUST WHERE THE SEA AND SKY COME TO MINGLE
WITH EACH OTHER.
THEN SOMEONE AT MY SIDE SAYS: "THERE IT`S
GONE FROM MY SIGHT.
THAT IS ALL~
IT IS JUST AS LARGE IN MAST AND HULL AND
SPAR AS IT WAS WHEN IT LEFT MY SIDE AND IT
IS JUST AS ABLE TO BEAR ITS LOAD OF LIVING
FREIGHT TO ITS DESTINED PORT.
THE DIMISHED SIZE IS IN ME, NOT IN IT.
AND JUST AT THE MOMENT WHEN SOMEONE AT MY
SIDE SAYS:"THERE , IT IS GONE,,," THERE ARE
OTHER EYES WATCHING FOR ITS COMING , AND
OTHER VOICES READY TO TAKE UP THE GLAD SHOUT:
"HERE IT COMES,,,,"
|nicksmom||Posted 2/8/2003 3:17:55 PM
I am so very sorry for your family. For Toro, remember, he may be gone from here, but he is now home.
THINKING OF YOU & YOUR FAMILY~ WITH LOVE & PRAYERS, SYLVIA (LADYBUG28345)
God hold you all in his loving hands. Sherry (nicksmom)
i am so sorry GOD bless you all.if you or your twin need a shoulder my email is always open to you both. love your friend nb
May God's Comfort be with you all now and always. God Bless jo (dreamgirl).
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, AntDeb.
Your in my thoughts and prayers. bekyla...Janet
pegsplace This message is for Janie When i heard about your twin God told me to give you this scripture.It is Revelation 21: 3 & 4 it says;And i heard a great voice out of heaven saying,behold,the tabernacle of God is with men and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people,and God himself shall be with them and be their God. (And this is what God is doing for your twin.) verse 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;and there shall be no more death,neither sorrow,nor crying,neither shall there be any more pain;for the former things are passed away.......Pray the sinners pray with your loved one to be sure of heaven that they know Jesus and you two will reunite in heavenly places.May God bless you and your family.
God Bless Both Of You. Toro will not be that far away. Case
Saying many prayers that you all find Peace and Comfort as the Angels surround you with Love. Lisa aka CuFF
2/10/03, Toro is surrounded with Angels and love from all of us. Hoping this gives him peace. God is by his side. Prayers continue for him, Julie, and Janie. Rosie
keep him in your heart and good memories in your head and he won't be very far away..... ((hugs)) Mandi (lovemypuppet)
Peace and comfort be with you and yours, in HIS name. Chelle
There are no words that I or anyone else can say to show you how we share in your grieving. Remember that you have friends and a cyber family who will be there for you whenever you need us... Vulture
Toru L. Christophe 54 of Joplin, Mo Beloved Fiancee' of Julie Kidder Klindworth, passed from this life on Feb.10, 2003, following an extended illness. Toru was born in Sendi Japan to Jullius and Kikue Christophe. Preceded in death by Sister Julie. Survied by Jullius and Kikue Christophe, daughter Jennifer and son David, Brother Jim, Sister Susan, nephue Jimmy. He was the first born of four Childern. Toru was a gifted writer and recieved an artist Grant in 1999 for his work. He worked as an auto mechanic in his earlier years. Member of Forest Park Baptist Church. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Park Baptist Church. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. I wanted to post this, I was so numb at first, but now just very sad. His last words were I love You. His life was full of many things and he was the first admit his short comings. he fought a lot of demons, it was rare he was accepted for who he was, anyone who has had an illness has faced it at some time. He meant everything too me, for the short time he was home I told him of my sobing, in ICU and how I would have gave everything I have if he could get better. This is one of his poems DOWN HERE THE SAND IS FALLING IT IS SLACK AND SPARE PLEADING IN A WISPER THAT MOVES THE LEAVES INTO THE GUTTER AND SCREAMS INTO A SLOW WINDED HIGH NOTE, WHICH IT NOT FLAT BUT A VOICE TRULY ABLE TO HIT THIS NOT
Thank you all for kindness, support and caring ways. Janie aka lamy of lamylouy
Life is Eternal, Love is Immortal and death is only an horizon. The horizon is only the limit of our sight. Joni Mitchell-songwriter/Wise Woman From Gregory Turner
TORU IS A PERFECT, BELOVED CHILD OF GOD, NOW AND FOREVER. PLEASE LET THIS KNOWLEDGE GIVE SOME COMFORT TO ALL WHO LOVED HIM. JJ
Julie, my thoughts and prayers continue with you, I,m so sorry for your lose. I know how it is to lose a husband, I lose mine, he was 53 years old. Nina
You will be missed
JANIE: All of you have our love & prayers and lots of hugs. Ray & Kay Golden
"Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance." On Death from the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Many bright blessings. Be well, be strong Julie. Love Dawn
I did not know him personally but I feel he has touched many lives. So many special people are on this earth for a short time but touch so many. My thoughts and prayers are for the family and friends that loved him so. Sincerly, Debbie Hatfield
I think Toru and Julie were lead to Joplin by a higher power because,here, they had family and friends to help them through this difficult time. Toru learned what it was like to have a caring family and we learned the power of prayer from him. His presence in this physical world will be missed but I know he is checking in on his beloved Julie as he loved her dearly. Thank you God for his presence in our lives.
Wishing you peace and strength in this difficult time.. Rose
As I meet him through his photo, his essence touches my heart. Reading all the comments/greetings reflects his light and the reciprocal love shared by all the people he knew. A verse by Catherine Irwin -Heart to Heart - "Somewhere a heart is drowning in tears it triess to hide - Let not your eyes be blinded to its false display of pride. Somewhere a heart keeps reaching for dreams that fade and die - let not your ears be deafened to its sad and mournful cry. Take time to look and listen - You will find each broken heart, and to show an act of kindness, God will bless you for your part." This speaks to me both of Toro's BE-ingness, and also that of his beloved family and friends who have done their parts. May you experience all the gifts of the colors of the rainbow, as God showers you with His comfort, peace and love, and blesses Toro on his continuing journey. "Relieve the troubles of my heart; bring me out of my distress." Psalm 25:17 Love, Sandy B. in TN
Blessing each of you as you release the physical body that was Toro and remember and love his Spirit which will never leave you. Ann Leach
Cousin Julie, Are Thought's and pray's Go out to You. We are alway's here for You and in Prayer. Only meeting Toro twice. He always was nice person every time we seen Him. We know how hard it is to Lose Someone so Special. Now He is With My Dad up in Heaven and the rest are Family up there. They have meet Him at the Gates with the Lord at His side and My Dad welcoming Toro In a Place of no suffering and no pain. You May have Lost Him But He is there in Spirt as My Dad is now. He heres You and He knows How Much You Loved Him. When You need a helping hand and no one else is around He will be there giving You a suggestion and it will come out the way You want it. I have expericed this many of times. With all of are Love, Your Family Up north, Aunt Marie, And Cousins, Clint, Dawn, Marlene, Joy,James, and Keaton We all Love You. Eastwood62@yahoo.com
What a beautiful memorial and remembrance of how we are all connected! We didn't know Toru well, but happy to have met him. Love, hugs and prayers, dear Julie and Janie! With love, Joannie & Jim
Julie and Janie, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of sorrow, just remember you are loved by many and Toro is still here even if he is gone physically... Remember all the good times and just know he is not suffering anymore... love your niece, Mrgie and family.
Thanks for keeping me posted. May God give you and your family strength and peace. Phyllis B.
Toro filled many lives with JOY!! But his true love will be remembered by his beloved Julie. His spirit will live forever and his spiritual presence will be felt by many. He is with his father - who truly loves him and will keep him in eternal JOY! Blessings to all who knew him and strength to those who mourn his transition. In LIGHT and LOVE His SPIRIT REMAINS......Connie Kinslow-Butler
When we lose someone we love, we can always touch the beautiful memories, see the face, hear the voice by looking into our heart memories. With love, Pat F.
In a nonlinear system when the chaotic transformation takes place higher order results. The light of God surrounds us. Peace, Love & Light. Jim & Belinda
THE TRAP By Toru Christophe In the begining there was refuge but than came wanting desire, an affirmation, it is called a trap. money, power, to itself couldn't do it. its purpose was its self, and to itself was the end. now comes a challenge, then another and so on. finnally we find that is a cycle, a beginning a middle and, an end.
To Janie, Julie and family May you experience the ever-present Love of God as support,strength,comfort and peace of mind today and everyday. May your love for Toro reveal it's everlasting qualities as you continue to know that you are loved regardless of the physical circumstances. May your fondest memories fill your mind and provide a refuge during this time of grief. Blessings, Arlese
Although we did not know Toro for long, his presence is much missed. We know that although he has moved on to a different plane, his spirit is always around us if we but watch and listen. We bless him on his journey and know that God is with him and he is with God! Mike and Marilyn Wylie
Please keep the faith that he is truly at home now and can watch over you as he is now doing. We are both so sorry to hear about this. If there is anything we can do please let us know. The Bee (Jeff) and SissyBee (Kathy)
Blessings to all for whom love has sent its sweetness, for many more are touched than those two hearts alone. Ever will the blessings linger, long after life has worked it's wonders on this earth. The passing of love's torch will guide us long into the future, more than we may ever know.
GOODBYE FROM ALL YOUR FRIENDS AT TGIS IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN. AND TO JULIE MY SYMPATHIES. JERRY BROWN
By Toru Christophe: I STOOD ALONE I stood alone looking upon brilliant white of snow. Stars glittered bringing an image to my mind of crushed ice scattered across black silk, by the casual toss of a supreme beings hand. Deafened crushing down upon me came the thundering sound of light.
One Month today Toru you left us. We are grateful you are no longer in pain but are still wondering why you left us so early. You are so missed! Your sister-in-law Janie
I am here now, and the past is just that the past. We can do nothing now with are wishes and buts, they won't work, I've tried them all. Only if we would of tried to see each other we would have been able to fill in the blanks... father... daughter.. I try to fill them in now and it hurts but it also brings me closer to you. And someday we will be togeather again. I will go into your arms and we will be togeather how it was ment to be. I do have you now in my heart and I am holding you close all the time. I love you and I am here now.
i am sure Toru found the peace and beauty he was looking or hoping for... i am hopeful we all will find them too... my condolescence to you, your sister, and Toru's family and friends... Axel
I am so sorry. I obviously dont know this man but he was so young and will be missed by family and friends. I think this was a lovely tribute to him. god bless Rose_royce2003
I am so sorry for you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you George and Atsuko ( born in Osaka Japan )
I am sad at the passing of your beloved...I would have liked to have known him..Merlen White, 3/27/2003
I am sad at the passing of your beloved...I would have liked to have known him..Merlen White, 3/27/2003
I miss you so much.................Blondie
Two months ago today, Dose it ever get easier, will the tears ever stop? Your beloved.........
Still waiting for the pain to get somewhat better missing you much your sister-in-law. Janie
One more month you have been gone, it feels so odd not to see your face or hear your voice. One more month you have been with God. I hope now you know how most percious you were to him. I hope we all remember. Janie
Toru, it has been 3 months sence you left me, it is still hard for me to believe, if words could only express how profoundly sad I am.. your beloved....
Toru you were a good friend, there were times you were more than a friend too. I will miss you. Mark, form St Paul Minnesota (THE BLUE OYSTER CLUB SAYS GOODBYE)
YOU ARE MISSED, YOUR BELOVED. Julie
Another month has gone by without you. I hope you have found happiness in Gods arms. Hoping your beloved finds the peace and support she needs. Missing you so your sister-in-law Janie
Toro, I miss you so much, sometimes it is so hard, I wish you were here with me.... Your Beloved Blondie
I MISS YOU
5 Months have come and gone still a feeling of emptiness. I was searching for something that would say what I was feeling and pulled this from the comments. Life is Eternal, Love is Immortal and death is only an horizon. The horizon is only the limit of our sight. Joni Mitchell-songwriter/Wise Woman Your sister-in-law Janie
Dear Toru, I miss you so much today is the 5th month sence you left me. My life will never be the same, my heart is broken. I love you, some day I will see you in Heaven.Your Beloved, Julie
I can't take it anymore.
Dear Toro, I ********************* ********** *******
6 Months have past Toru I know you are healthier wher you are. Our friend Connie is now there with we know you are both healthier happier for that. Give her a BIG huge for me. Saddened by another friend lost Janie :(
To my dear Toro, oh how much I love you, I saw a wonderful vision of our dear friend Connie today we celebrated her life, and oh how we loved her too. As I looked at her very cute face waving and smiling, you apeared behind her, acting very silly waving too, I know you and Connie are my angels. God bless and keep you. Your Beloved Julie-----It has been 6 months sence you left me, I cry for you but mostly for me.
To my dear Toro, Today marks the sixth month sence you left me. Our Dear friend Connie has passed from this life too. I saw her smiling waving at me today, you were right behind her acting silly. I miss you Toro, I cry for you and my self. your beloved Julie
I miss you... Blondie
I miss you... Blondie
I know you are around helping my twin deal with your loss. I feel your sweet spirit so much when I am at her place. Janie
7 Months again today, I miss you so much. I know we are still connected, I love you. a long time ago I use to have these sorta visions or knowings, that there had been a special person many lifes ago. I now know who that person is, you are my beloved and I will always love you. I know you would want me to be happy, but I am still sad. Julie
I still miss you.. Blondie
Dear Toro, 10 months ago, you left and went to heaven. I will always miss you, Love Julie
You are missed. 8 months ago on the 10 you left to be in a better place and we know you are. Janie sister-in-law always
I still miss you. Blondie
I miss you
Another month has passed sweet soul and you tenderness toward my twin will always be remembered. Janie
I think of you so often, you were good and kind to me, I will always miss you. Your Beloved Julie
I still miss you. Blondie
I am sorry I hope all will be fine now. your friend JB:}
You are still missed and thought of Janie
Isn't it wonderful to know that, although you miss him so much, he is in the safe hands of God and is visiting with Jesus, singing with the saints and angels right this very minute!!! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow !!! Debbie C from Bidville
Toro, I miss you so much. Julie
One year has past sweet soul, I am so grateful you are no longer in pain. We are slowly moving on but still miss you your sister-in-law. Janie
This has been a sad day, you are missed so much. It has been one year, sence you passed from this life.. I Love You and Miss You So Much.. Julie I miss the Valentine I would have gotten from you. I will never forget you.!!!
Dear Toro, another month has passed. I think of you every day... Your Love is still with me.. Julie
Tomarrow is Easter, and I am thinking about you, I remember when we had Easter Baskets, and you were so happy, I miss you so much, your beloved. Julie
I still miss you, Blondie.
I will always miss you. Blondie
I still miss you. Blondie
Dear Toro, Eric was in town for a short time, I wished you were here. Love Julie
Dear Toro I still miss you. I think of you every day. Julie
I still miss you.
Your birthday is tomorrow or I should say today. Just wanted to let you know we still keep you in our thoughts. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TORU Janie
I miss you Toro.... Julie
With dignity and concern you passed from us. We hold you still deeply in our hearts. Many blessing sweet soul. Your sister-in-law almost Janie
May god give you strength I will pray for you. My heart goes out to you and your family. Gail's Goodies
I miss you
I thought of you today, I wondered why you left me. Julie
How much I miss you. Blondie
I think of you everyday. Julie
I still miss you Julie
I thought of you today Janie
Thinking of you Janie
This is the first time I have been able to get into this site for a long time I still miss you Love Julie
I think of you and wonder why you have gone Love Julie
I thought of you today Janie
What they forgot to add to his history is that he has 2 beautiful daughters that look just like himand are just like him in their love of life He also has 3 beautiful grandchildren from his daughter Jamie
The grandkids can be seen at his soninlaws facebook account Search for luisatthelunasorg I see his face in all his grandkids my kids I wish he was still here
but when Jamie and I see Arwen we see Turo Jamie can be reached at jamieatthelunasorg We are glad to have found this site We did not learn of his passing until after his was gone
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