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Velma F. Souers

Velma F. Souers, 86 of Liberty Township, Wells County, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at Parkview Hospital on Randallia in Fort Wayne. 

Velma was born on Nov. 24, 1936, in Liberty Township, Wells county, to Virgil and Audra (Bardsley) Jones. She graduated from Warren High School in 1954 and married Sebert L Souers on March 21, 1954 in Warren. She started working at Heritage Pointe as a teenager and also worked at Schultz Café. She would later work as a cook at Liberty Township and then at Southern Wells when they were consolidated and then at Caylor Nickel as the business account manager. Velma was the office manager at Sun Control Center for 10 years, before retiring in May of 2002. She was also a charter member of the Captain William Wells Chapter D.A.R. and a charter member of the Blackford-Wells Genealogical Society. Velma was a 71 year member of Warren First Baptist Church, where she was the organist for decades. Velma was a remarkable historian. She enjoyed puzzles, crocheting, and keeping in touch with family and friends on Facebook. She worked with the family on the farm. Velma considered her time camping with Sebert as some of the best times in her life. 

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Audra Jones, husband, Sebert Souers, daughter, Marsha Werling, sister, Naomi Martin, and brothers, Harold Jones and Dean Jones. 

Loving survivors include her children, Emily (Bob) Bothast of Keystone, and Bruce Souers of Warren, grandchildren, Brad (Elizabeth) Bothast of Uniondale, Sarah (fiancee Gradey Hicks) Bothast of Winona Lake, and Nathan (Amanda) Helms of Calera, Alabama, and great-grandchildren, Hannah Helms, Riley Helms and Avery Helms. 

Friends and family may gather to share and remember at First Baptist Church located at 727 N. Wayne St. Warren, IN 46792, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, from 3 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, from 10 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rusty Strickler officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren, Indiana. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: First Baptist Church of Warren 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.