Velma June <I>Kelly</I> Gartin

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Velma June Kelly Gartin

  • Birth 8 Jun 1916 Naponee, Franklin County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 1 Mar 2012 Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot 483Z-3 East
  • Memorial ID 86084061

Velma June Gartin, 95, of Kearney died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at her home. Velma was born June 8, 1916, in Naponee to William and Myrtle (Romjue) Kelly.

On March 4, 1936, she married LaVerne B. Gartin in Phillipsburg, Kan. He preceded her in death.

Survivors are: daughters, Karla Lemburg of Alda and Janice Chisholm of Newton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

Velma received her education at Naponee High School and attended Kearney State College. Velma taught country school before her marriage. The couple lived in Franklin where they owned and operated Gartin Grocery for more than 40 years.

Velma was active in Franklin United Methodist Church before moving to Kearney in 1985.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: parents, one grandson, one brother and one sister.

Burial was in the Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, NE.

Published in Kearney Hub from March 2 to March 4, 2012

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  • Created by: CPR
  • Added: 1 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86084061
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Velma June Kelly Gartin (8 Jun 1916–1 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86084061, citing Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by CPR (contributor 46798335) .