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Velma Mae Nation

d. February 9, 2016


Friday, February 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.


Friday, February 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Alan James, Marty Orf, Cory James, Kevin Althide, Nicholas James and Cody James. Honorary pallbearers: Dustin Hays, Douglas Althide, Jason Althide and Justin Orf.

Velma Mae (Bowles) Nation passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She lived most of her life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Velma worked many years as a sewing machine operator for the Ely Walker and Bobbie Brooks Garment factories; retiring in 1979. She enjoyed gardening, farming thru 1982, square dancing, crochet, quilting and attending horseshows.

Born: March 23, 1916 in Spencerburg, Missouri the daughter of George Wesley and Nona Mae (Sidwell) Bowles.

Married: Claude Calvin Nation in Vandalia, Missouri on September 11, 1937; he preceded her in death on August 11, 1988.

Survivors include: one daughter: Nona L. and husband, Stanley James of rural Vandalia; one sister, Irene Branstetter of Vandalia; one son-in-law, Marion and wife, Sherry Allen of Vandalia; also survived by five grandchildren: Alan and Paula James of rural Vandalia; Cory James of Troy; Anita and Marty Orf of Bowling Green; Roxana and Kevin Althide of Warsaw, Illinois; Diana and Carl Tibbits of Troy; eight great-grandchildren: Jessica Dawn James, Nicholas W. James, Christina Orf, Justin and Callie Orf, Cody W. James, Douglas Althide, Jason Althide and Dustin Hays; three great-great-grandchildren: Kaleb Orf, Roland Orf and Rylee S. VanBoening; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; husband, one daughter, Gwendolyn Allen; one brother, J. D. Bowles; three sisters: Katherine Tooms, Lorene Branstetter and Georgie Lee Bowles that died in infancy.

Memorials are encouraged to the American Cancer Society

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