The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

April 15, 2014

Velda Joslin

DANVILLE – Velda Joslin, 85, of Tipton, Ind., formerly of Danville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

She was born Dec. 6, 1928 in Utica, Ky., the daughter of Gilmore and Cora Hicks Walters.

She is survived by her sons, Leonard (Barbara) Winchester, Jim (Judy) Winchester, David (Fonda) Winchester and Richard (Terri) Winchester; her daughters, Martha (Everett) Davis and Diane (Thomas) Collom; her stepchildren, Janice (Mark) Miller and Michael Joslin; her sister, Ruth Tuttle. She also is survived by 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Joslin; her parents, and her sisters Thelma and Wilma.

Velda was a very active person. Not only did she raise six children, but she also held jobs at Tee-Pak, G.E. and St. Elizabeth Hospital. She also enjoyed making things. She was very good at quilting and crocheting.

Velda also enjoyed cooking meals for people. It has been said that she has the greatest potato salad recipe this world has ever seen. She also enjoyed spending time in her garden or in the house reading a book.

Above all else, Velda loved her family. She will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.

A celebration of Velda’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the funeral home.

Please join the Winchester and Joslin family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Velda’s life on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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