Velva Jerene Caldwell
1931 - 2020
Velva Jerene Caldwell, 88
Velva Jerene Caldwell, 88, of Owen County, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at Owenton Center. Born Nov. 16, 1931, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Walker and Nellie Gray Sergeant Vendler.
Velva was married on December 20, 1952, to Denver Caldwell; he preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2005. She was a housewife and homemaker who dedicated herself to caring, loving and nurturing her family and creating a loving atmosphere for the home. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church on Golds Valley Road.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Eugene (Sherry) Caldwell of Owenton and Buddy Caldwell of Owenton; two daughters, Veneda (Ricky) Smith of Owenton and Melissa (Don) Crosswaite of Cynthiana, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren, Duane (Billie June) Smith, Derek Smith, Chelsee Smith, Brent Caldwell, Amy (Keith) McRay, Jarrod (Katie) Caldwell, Joseph Caldwell, Robert Caldwell, Denver Caldwell and James Caldwell and 12 great-grandchildren, all of whom affectionately loved her as "Mamaw" and "Mamaw Buddy." She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. Vendler and Kenneth Vendler.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2020. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Williamstown location of Stanley Funeral Homes with the Rev. Dave "Milkweed" Wotier officiating. Burial will follow in the Jonesville Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Velva's memory to Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) in care of Stanley Funeral Homes.
Published by The News-Herald on Mar. 11, 2020.
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