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Velma Lay Mickle
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1918
Bryan County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 2010
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Velma Lay Mickle was born on October 4, 1918 in a log cabin near Bokchito, OK to Roscoe Charley Lay and Lillian Mays Lay. She died December 24, 2010 at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 20 days. In 1923 the family moved to Oklahoma City and settled in the Council Grove area near Melrose Lane and Council Road. Velma attended Council Grove Grade School and graduated from Putnam City High School in 1936. The family moved to Yukon, and there Velma met her future husband, Edward John Mickle. They were married June 30, 1937 and were married 53 years until Ed's death. They had two children, Janet and Jerry. Velma was a mother, homemaker, tailor, poet, historian, artist, gardener and active in community affairs. She was a member of the FCE for 64 years, joining the Frisco Home Demonstration Club in 1945. She served as president of the Canadian County Council of the FCE in 2006 and 2007. Velma was also a member of the Poetry Society of Oklahoma, the Yukon Historical Society, the Surrey Hills Home and Garden Club and the Canadian Valley Art Guild. She was active in all the organizations until the time of her death. Velma was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Ed; and brother, R.C. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Sanders and husband Ray; son, Jerry Mickle and wife Donna; 6 grandchildren: Cindy Herhold, John Sanders, Jeff Mickle, Robert Mickle, Teresa Ford and Valerie Conaway; and her sister, Grace Lay Shock. Visitation will be held on Wed, Dec 29th, from 4 to 6, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 30, at the Smith and Turner Chapel in Yukon, OK. Friends may visit our online guest book at:

Published in The Oklahoman on December 28, 2010 
Created by: Donna Lee Wall
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63789621

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Jan. 5, 2011

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