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Velna Ireta Sparrow Orton
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1914
Henderson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 2008
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA

Velna Ireta Orton, 94, of Burlington died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at Burlington Care Center.

Born August 10, 1914 near Lomax in Henderson County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Roy Clayton and Ivy Mae Hubbard Sparrow. On October 3, 1934 she married Leo Palmer Orton in Denmark, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1991.

Velna was a 1932 graduate of Dallas City (Illinois) High School. She worked at the Burlington Basket Company for 33 years, retiring in 1979.

Velna was a charter member and builder of the Flint Hills Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed working with Guide Post Prayer Partners and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award through the Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her daughter, Jean (Sonny) Orwig Brown of Los Angeles, California; five grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and one sister, Ida (Dr. Dean) Hull of Clarence, Missouri.

Her husband, parents, one sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Family links: 
  Roy Clayton Sparrow (1882 - 1988)
  Ivy May Hubbard Sparrow (1882 - 1946)
  Leo Palmer Orton (1913 - 1991)
  Harold Sparrow (1912 - 2003)*
  Velna Ireta Sparrow Orton (1914 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Aspen Grove Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 326 062 02
Created by: No Reins
Record added: Dec 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32537959
Velna Ireta <i>Sparrow</i> Orton
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