OBITUARY

Velma C. Julius

January 1, 1928December 29, 2018
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Velma C. Julius, of Florissant, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the age of 90. Velma was born in Ward, Arkansas on January 1, 1928 to Earl and Dorothy Riley who have preceded her in death. In the summer of 1945, Velma married Albert J. Shelby and they had 2 beautiful children together, Loretta and Richard. The two parted ways in 1956. Albert also preceded her in death. Velma married Archie A. Julius on May 11, 1973 and was his loving wife for over 45 years. Archie survives.

Velma was the devoted mother of Loretta Bolin & her husband Patrick, and the late Richard Shelby; mother-in-law of Sherry Shelby; cherished grandmother of Renee Ellis, Melissa Scott & her husband Donald, James Bolin & his wife Mary Sue, Robert Bolin, Stephen Bolin & his wife Debra, Samuel Shelby, Katrina King & her husband Andrew, the late Thomas Ellis, and the late Anthony Ellis; treasured great grandmother of 16 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren; and dearest sister of Norma Compton & her late husband David, Betty Smith & her late husband Robert, and Thelma Christian & her late husband Allen. Velma is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Velma was a faithful woman who attended church service every week. She was also an active member of the Owl Club for several years. Throughout her life, Velma had a knack for making things herself. She made many dolls, lots of jewelry, and pretty clothing for herself, her dolls, and others. She was also very good at stretching a dollar, coming up with creative ways to provide for her family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Archie; collecting anything and everything, especially shoes; telling jokes in her own “clean” way; and spending quality time with her family and friends. Velma will be remembered as a sweet, caring, and honest lady who took pride in always looking her best and had a wonderful sense of humor. She will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made in Velma’s name to the Wishes of the Family c/o Loretta Bolin.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Burial Friday, January 4, 2019
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Velma C. Julius

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