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Velma Jeanne Saylor

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Velma Jeanne Saylor Obituary

Louisville - 71, of Louisville, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a graduate degree from the University of Louisville. Velma devoted her life to helping kids succeed. She was a high school Spanish teacher for over 35 years, teaching at Central High School and Mercy Academy. Aside from her teaching career, she also coached quick recall, leading Central High School to a state championship. After her retirement, she worked as a child advocate with St. Joseph Children's Home.

She was a fierce mother and a doting Nana. Velma is survived by her daughters Andrea and Bridgette Saylor, her son-in-law Matthew Deetsch, her grandchildren Genevieve and Faye Deetsch and Joseph Pridham, along with many loving friends.

Funeral services for Velma will be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road. Visitation will also take place on Sunday prior to the funeral, from 1:00-5:00pm. She will be laid to rest in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to St. Joseph Children's Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue.

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Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 11, 2018
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