Velma Wholeben, 90, of Clarendon, Pa. passed into her next life on Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, Pa. after a fall at her home on Sunday, January 27, 2013. She was born March 6, 1922 in Liberty, Mississippi to the late Handy and Lula Neville Ravencraft. She attended Liberty High School.
She was employed by Sylvania and the Watson Memorial Home.
Velma was a member of the Stoneham United Methodist Church where she had been on the church relations board. She was a member of the Clarendon V.F.W. Post 314 Ladies Auxiliary.
She loved to cook and entertain before she suffered a stroke 13 years ago. She was always excited to have family functions at her home and looked forward to visits from family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Wholeben whom she married June 22, 1942, and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, when they renewed their vows in front of family and friends at their home; 1 son David and wife, Pat, 4 grandchildren James Wholeben, Kathy Davidson and husband, Roger, Lori Andersen and husband, Dan, Melissa Mahaney and husband, Sean, 12 great grandchildren all of Clarendon, Pa., 1 sister Marie Graves, 1 brother Charles Ravencraft, several nieces and nephews all residing in the Liberty, Mississippi area. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Quin Ravencraft who died in 1944 in France during World War II, and Earl "Homer" Ravencraft.
Friends may call on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. A funeral service will be conducted directly following visiting hours by Rev. Seth McClymond, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Stoneham United Methodist Church or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, Pa. 16505. E mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.