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Velma M Schroeder

Velma M Schroeder, 80 years, passed to heaven on April 12, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., with her family by her side.
Velma was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Savanna, Mo., to Donald and Bertha Jackson.
Velma was a resident of Norwood, Mo., for 38 years moving from Union Star, Mo. On Aug. 14, 1952, Velma and Arvin Eugene Schroeder Sr. were united in marriage in Jasper, Ark.
Velma was a Christian and attended the Evansdale Church east of Ava.
She enjoyed writing about her family, playing card games, working puzzles, and gardening when she was able.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Vickie Lynn and Peggy Sue; and several half brothers and sisters.
Velma is survived by her husband, Arvin Eugene “Gene” Schroeder Sr., Norwood, Mo.;  eight children and their spouses, Arvin “Gene” and Betty Schroeder, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Ricky and Nikki Schroeder, Norwood, Mo., David Dean and Connie Schroeder, Ava, Mo., Jimmy Duane Schroeder, Denlow, Mo., Bobby Avalon and Lori Schroeder, Macomb, Mo., Emil Lee and Elizabeth Kathryn Schroeder, Norwood, Mo., Connie and Don Ahlrich, Seymour, Mo., and Cathy and Rick Fish, Independence, Mo.; many grand- and great-grandchildren;  one sister, Grace Davidson, Union Star, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral