Velma Alexander, 96, a former resident of West Lafayette, died Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
Born June 23, 1914, in Orange Township, Rush County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Wagoner Alexander. She graduated from Milroy High School in 1932 and attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis.
She started her career with National Surety Bond in Indianapolis then worked for General Motors Acceptance Corp. in 1947. She transferred to the West Lafayette office and retired there in 1978.
She was active in the Business and Professional Women's club here and was a former member of Kappa Kappa Sigma sorority.
After retiring she moved to Greenfield and was a member of Greenfield Singles Club and Ladies' Home Reading Club. She volunteered more than 2,000 hours at Hancock Regional Hospital. She also was a member of Milroy United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included sewing, reading and traveling.
Surviving is a sister, LaRee A. Gordon of Greenfield.
Also surviving are nieces, Sarah (Larry) Huskins of Rushville, Sandra (Terry) Ave of Vincennes, Erin (Richard) Kwolek of Fort Wayne; nephews, Gary (Marcia) Alexander of rural Manilla, Mark Alexander of New York City, Bryan Alexander of Indianapolis; 4 great-nieces and 2 great-nephews. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 1 sister and a great-niece.
Friends may call from 12 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Moster's Mortuary in Rushville, the Rev. Valerie Wilson officiating. Burial at Moscow (Ind.) Cemetery, Rush County.