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Velma Bandy age 92, of Perry died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2013 from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Rippey Cemetery at Rippey.
Memorials may be given to Rowley Memorial Masonic Home and may be left at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Velma Jean Bandy was born on August 24, 1920 at Perry, IA to Daniel Edward and Edith (Johnson) Carpenter. She attended country school Northeast of Perry until her family moved to the Washington Township School district. She was united in marriage to Robert Edwin Young on June 14, 1939, until his death in 1962. Velma was later united in marriage to Rupert Bandy on June 6th 1964, until his death in 2003. Velma worked for Dr. Diddy, Dallas County Hospital in the kitchen, and Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in housekeeping from 1980 until she retired in 1987.
Velma enjoyed feeding and watching birds, raising flowers, camping, fishing, babysitting great great grandchildren, trying new recipes and taking family pictures. She was member of the Women of the Moose Lodge when it was active.
Velma was preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Edith Carpenter spouses, Robert Edwin Young and Rupert William Bandy and two sisters, Lois Payton, and Louise Colbert.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Carris, Perry, IA, and Marilyn Jean (Iran) Spradley, Paso Robles, CA, four grandchildren, LuAnn (Robert) Tuhn, Roberta "Bert" (Everett) Beebe, Iran (Cheryl) Spradley, and Tim (Judy) Spradley, nine great- grandchildren, Joe Tuhn, Dan (Amber) Tuhn, Hillary (Adam) Carlson, Brett (April) Beebe, Brad (Megan) Beebe, Nina (Mike) Goodell, Tessa Spradley, Katelyn Spradley, and John Spradley, ten great-great- grandchildren, Elie, Emie and Maddux Tuhn, Aidan and Addison Carlson, Robert Beebe, William and Brooklyn Beebe, and Noah, Emma and Cooper Goodell.
Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 13, 2013