Velma Mary Webber, 92, Iola, formerly of Burlington, went home to be with her Lord late Friday night, March 29, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
Velma was born July 12, 1920, 10 miles southwest of Yates Center in Woodson County. She was the youngest daughter and child of Sidney and Mary (Knoll) Clugston.
She married John Webber on June 16, 1946. They made their home and livelihood on a farm four miles east of Burlington. John passed away Oct. 7, 1977.
Velma is survived by her four children, two daughters, Eileen Franklin and Elaine Redfern and spouse David, Iola; two sons, Dennis Webber and Steven Webber and companion Linda Peterson, Burlington; five granddaughters, Angela Redfern and friend Kelly Cook, Manhattan, Kandra McCullough, Iola, Jessica Webber, Burlington, Alicia Webber and friend Bill Kirksey, Topeka, and Callie Craft and husband Jeremy, Moran; five grandsons, John Nelson, Iola, Jason Franklin and wife Lhen, Iola, Jerod Franklin and friend Anna Nelson, Iola, Corey Webber and wife Michelle, Burlington, and Quinten Webber and wife Ashli, Emporia; 12 great-grandchildren, Brittney Froelich, St. Louis, Mo., Johnathon and Justin Shepard, Bolivar, Mo., Heaven Wagner, Isaac and Kandrella McCullough, Iola, Chaelynn Webber and Brayleigh Harden, Burlington, Trowt Webber, Emporia, and Sierra and Jada Cunningham and Axtin Christenson, Topeka.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Derek Redfern, Iola.
Velma was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elsie Peyton and Marie Young; and one brother, Martin Clugston. Age-wise she outlived her siblings.
Velma was cremated. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Inurnment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery southeast of Burlington.
The family will meet with friends from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Velma Webber Memorial Fund which will be designated at a later date.
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