Velma Sue Lindsey

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SIDNEY — Velma Sue Lindsey, 89, of 14344 Runor Drive, passed away unexpectedly, peacefully, March 27, 2015, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, surrounded by and comforted by her family.

She was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Pine Knot, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Loyd and Nola (Cooper) Duncan.

On June 24, 1950, she married O.B. Lindsey Jr., who survives. Other survivors are a son, Bruce (Lynn) Lindsey, of Sidney; a daughter, Lorna Lindsey, of Clarksville, Tennesee; three grandchildren, Kelsey (Al) Ervin, of Richlands, North Carolina, Alexandra Henry, of Nashville, Tennessee, and Jesse (Alisha) Lindsey, of North Charleston, South Carolina; and two great-granddaughters, Porter and Sutton Ervin, of Richlands, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Jones; one brother, Densel Duncan; and one grandson, Stephen Timothy Lindsey.

Upon graduation from Wallins High School, Mrs. Lindsey received a degree at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky and embarked on a career in her passion — teaching. After working a year in a small school, she left Harlan County, Kentucky, and relocated to Ohio. After teaching two years in Piqua, she taught the next 32 years in the Sidney City School system — Central Elementary, Orange Township and Emerson. She prided herself in the care and attention she gave to each and every one of her students over the years. Along the way, she furthered her education with an additional degree from Capital University.

Velma was an avid reader and bridge player. She and O.B. enjoyed traveling. During her earlier life, they took their children on annual summer vacations throughout the United States, visiting all 48 contiguous states, Canada and Mexico. After they became empty-nesters, they began to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Japan.

Velma was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Sidney and served in various capacities over the years. She had a good, productive, long life, but she will be missed very much by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 309 E. North St., with the Rev. George Gnade officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave.

The family respectfully suggests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church in memory of Velma Lindsey. Envelopes will be provided at the church. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lindsey family at the funeral home's website,

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2015