Velma Wright

She is survived by five siblings, Elizabeth Joann (Jerry Smith) of Hustonville, Ky., Lowell Thomas (Betty) and Harlow Wayne, both of McKinney, Ky., and Harold Dean (Thelma) of Stanford, Ky.; children, Jackie Lynn (Layne Christlieb) and Leslie Karen (Richard Miller); grandchildren, Samantha Nicole (Carl Doerfler) of Chicago, Ill., Nickolas D. (Tiffany) Sharin of Fort Wayne, Amanda Jean (Shawn Baney), Corporal Luke G. (Latrisha) Sharin, U.S.M.C. of North Carolina, Joseph D. (Lindsay) Miller of Cygnet, Ohio, and Jacob T. (Whitney) Sharin of Fort Wayne; step-grandchildren, Shawn (Emily) Sharin of Fort Wayne, Shane Christlieb and Alyssa Christlieb, both of Churubusco. She was also blessed with 11 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren; 13 nephews; and seven nieces. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Alonzo; sister-in-law, Jane Sears Moore; and great-grandchild, Henry Doerfler. “Velma enjoyed being surrounded by her family She was known as ‘Granny’, ‘Big Gran’, and ‘GG’ to all her grandchildren and most of their friends. She possessed a loving heart and kind soul to all she met. She was a strong woman who suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 45 years. Through it all, she instilled strength, honesty, and love for God in her family. She will be greatly missed by all who ever knew her.”

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Waynedale Baptist Church, 633 Lower Huntington Road, with viewing one hour prior. Calling also from 5-8 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011, at D. O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue.

Burial at Prairie Grove Cemetery on Old Trail Road.

Preferred memorials to Childhood Apraxia or March of Dimes. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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