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Mount Vernon, IN
Velma Stratton, 79 of Mt. Vernon died on January 8, 2013 at Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on August 18, 1933 in KY, the daughter of Curtis R. and Kathren (Mosley) Blackburn. She married John Stratton on May 10, 1953 in Mt. Vernon and he survives.
Mrs. Stratton was a long-time member of the Church of God Mission, where she belonged to the Ladies Aid Mission and taught Sunday School for over 40 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, John "Dan" and Carol A. Stratton of New Harmony; four daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Cecil Scott of Princeton, Becky and Paul Turner, Nancy and John Davis, and Brenda and Bill Maxwell, all of Mt. Vernon; two brothers and sister-in-law, Tom Blackburn of Delaware, OH and Robert and Pat Blackburn of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Ann Fleming of Las Vegas, NV; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Black Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 9, 2013