December 23, 1924 – April 25, 2019
Age 94 of Wichita, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 25, 2019.
Born in 1924 in Plevna, Kansas, Velma received her Teaching Degree from Emporia Normal School in 1946. She taught school for several years and continued her career in many administrative positions including Fort Riley, Beechcraft, and Cerebal Palsy Research Foundation (The Timbers).
Velma loved learning scripture and teaching in Sunday School at First United Methodist Church. She was active in Handbell Choir for many years. Both she and her husband, Marvin, traveled on several mission trips to Costa Rica, building a church, as well as work team trips to the southern coast of the US to rebuild after hurricanes devastated the region.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Fox, daughters, Angela (Russell) McDaniel of Connecticut, Janice (Thomas) Freerksen of Bel Aire, and son, Robert Fox of Wichita, sister, Muriel (Ralph) Thode, and brother, Grant (Betty) Hill both of Hutchinson. Velma's legacy lives on through the lives of her four grandchildren, Natalie (Joshua) Colling, Sebastian (Alex) McDaniel, Ben and Connor McDaniel and 2 great grandchildren, Aurora and Jonas Colling. She is preceded in death by son, Randy Fox, parents, Glenn and Minnie Hill, sisters, Mildred Service and Frances Hester, and brother, Lawrence Hill.
Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 330 N Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202. A private family interment will take place at White Chapel Cemetery. Those wishing to honor her life may make a donation in her name to Mission Projects c/o First United Methodist Church.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, May 2, 2019
Bruce and Shirla Hill
April 27, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the entire family during this sad time. Velma served her Lord and family so well and is an inspiration for all of us in life. She will be missed. Bruce and Shirla.