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Velma L. Fall, 96, of Oxford Junction, passed away on Jan. 18, 2020, at the Lisbon Rehab Center in Lisbon.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 12 p.m. at the Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Olin. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Olin Cemetery.

Velma was born on April 26, 1923, to Forest and Hazel (Conley) Gilmore on a farm in rural Clarence. She married Harold Fall in 1939, and six children came of this union.

She worked for Clinton Engines from 1959 to 1974 before working in various restaurants in Stanwood, Lisbon and Olin and O.J. Corners.

Velma was a member of the Methodist church in Oxford Junction and the Ladies Auxiliary. She donated quilts to veterans hospitals, did stitch embroidery and enjoyed reading and housekeeping. She loved volunteering and took care of all children she knew. She was the grand marshal of Oxford Junction and won Volunteer of the Year in 1996.

Those left to cherish her memories are her children, Edward (Linda) Fall of Camanche, Becky (Alan) Cooper of Robins and Tamie (Chuck) Sabin of Downing, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Pat Gilmore; and special friends, Linda Peterkin, Teresa Jackson and Sarah Graft.

Preceding her in death are her parents; two sons, Tom and Stanley; a daughter, Linda; two grandsons, Jeff and Barry; two great-grandsons, Caleb and Charles; four brothers, Harold, George, Paul and Bob; and three sisters, Mildred, Deloris and Maggie.

Memorials may be directed to her family in her honor.

Online condolences may be left for her family at www.laheys.com.

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