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Velma Elsie Willems

Velma Elsie Willems, 92, of Newton died Saturday at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. She was born Aug. 7, 1920, to Peter and Mary (Fast) Reimer in Fairview, Okla.

She is survived by two sons, Joe Willems of Hillsboro and Harry Willems of Great Bend; a daughter, Sunny Christensen of Marion; a brother, Leonard Reimer of St. George, Utah; a sister, Ruby Watkins Dick of Reedley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Frank Willems Jr., in 2010.

A celebration of life will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Koerner Heights Mennonite Church, Newton. Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Spring Valley Cemetery, rural Canton.

A memorial fund has been established for Kansas Christian Home.

Last modified April 24, 2013