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Velma J. Krumm, of Maumee, was called home to be with Christ at the age of 62 on July 15, 2014, after a lengthy and very courageous battle with melanoma cancer, surviving much longer than anticipated.
Velma J. Shumway was married to Daniel N. Krumm on August 14, 1970, at Whiteford Wesleyan Church by her father the Late Rev. Forest T. Shumway.
Velma is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Daniel N. Krumm; two married children, Lori and husband, Edward Ligon, of Butler, TN and Jason and wife, Amy Krumm of Sylvania, OH. Velma and Daniel had four grandchildren that she showered with love and most importantly, her time with, Hannah Ligon, Jacob Ligon, Mason Krumm, and Andrew Krumm. Velma had eight siblings, four brothers and four sisters.
Velma and Daniel raised their two children, Lori and Jason, in Deerfield, Michigan. After the children were out of school, Velma and Daniel moved to Banner Elk, NC to live in the Appalachian Mountains which they both had a great love for. While in Banner Elk, she assisted her husband, who built new homes in Banner Elk and Boone, NC. She worked with suppliers and customers in design and completion of their homes. It was during this phase of life she discovered another treasured role in life, that of grandma. She loved her grandkids and loved spending time with all of them and enjoyed each in a very special way. Her children and grandchildren are very grateful for the wonderful mom and grandma they had.
Velma's most cherished titles were: wife, mother, homemaker, and grandmother, which all who knew her would say she excelled at. She had many talents, including sewing, basket weaving, baking, decorating wedding cakes, and her favorite activity, flower arranging and gardening. The time of year that brought her the greatest joy was Christmas and was known for her wonderful baking.
Velma was an amazing woman with great faith and peace, even as she very courageously faced a long battle with cancer. She exemplified the verse 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith". Velma's life ended far too early but her family knows they all will be reunited in heaven.
Velma lived in Toledo, OH, Petersburg, MI, and Banner Elk, NC. Velma and Daniel attended church at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, NC, Whiteford Wesleyan Church, and Westgate Chapel in Toledo. She taught Sunday school and actively served in the churches her and Daniel attended.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Forest and Erma Shumway; and her role model for a grandma, Dorothy Krumm. The first Grandma Krumm who left a legacy to fill which Velma did well.
Daniel and the family cannot thank enough the care provided by Dr. Lao of the University of Michigan, along with Dr. Kleman from NIH and Doctors Zuber and Gray from Boone, NC. Her life was extended by the excellent care thanks to these care providers. Flowers
may be sent to honor Velma's love of them or donations
in lieu of flowers may
be made to Melanoma
Research Foundation or www.caringbridge.org.
The family will receive friends and guests on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 2 p.m., with an hour visitation prior to the service at Whiteford Wesleyan Church by the Rev. Richard Deisler. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville, OH. A memorial service will also be held at Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone, NC.
Reeb Funeral Home
5712 N. Main Street Sylvania, OH 43560
Published in Toledo Blade on July 17, 2014