Velma Alexander

Velma Alexander, 96, a former resident of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville, Ind. Born June 23, 1914, in Orange Township, Rush County, she was the fourth of six children born to Edward and Pearl (Wagoner) Alexander. She was a 1932 graduate of Milroy High School and attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis.

She started her career with National Surety Bond in Indianapolis and then began working for General Motors Acceptance Corporation in 1947. She was transferred to the GMAC office in West Lafayette and was active in the Business and Professional Women’s Club there. She was a former member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority.

Upon her retirement from GMAC in 1978, she moved to Greenfield. She was a member of the the Greenfield Singles Club, Ladies’ Home Reading Club, and she gave over 2000 hours of volunteer service to Hancock Regional Hospital. She attended Bradley United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included sewing, reading and traveling. She was a member of the Gowdy Methodist Church and the Milroy United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, LaRee A. Gordon of Greenfield, nieces, Sarah (Larry) Huskins of Rushville, Sandra (Terry) Ave of Vincennes, Erin (Richard) Kwolek of Fort Wayne; nephews, Gary (Marcia) Alexander of rural Manilla, Mark Alexander of New York City, Bryan Alexander of Indianapolis; four great-nieces and two great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, and a great-niece.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday June 13, 2011 at Moster Morturary in Rushville with Rev. Valerie Wilson officiating. Burial will take place at the Moscow Cemetery, Moscow (Rush County), Ind. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Courtney Anne Huskins Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation, Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation, or Milroy United Methodist Church.

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