Velda Foley, age 94, of Chesterton, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 at
She was born in
McCleansboro, Ill. April 30, 1914 the daughter of George and Louette (Fugua)
Thomas, both of whom preceded her in death.
On December 26,
1931 she married Wayne Foley, who preceded her in death.
survived by a son, Thomas Wayne (Patricia) Foley of Chesterton; a daughter,
Shirley (Richard) Knutson of Valparaiso; a brother George Clyde (Vi) Thomas
of Fairfield, Ill.; sisters, Blanch Anderson of Valparaiso and Dorothy (Elsworth)
Williams of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and
one great-great grandchild.
She was also
preceded in death by brothers Dale, Earl and Ervin Thomas and sister, Helen
homemaker and an active member of the senior citizens group at Hawthorne
Park and a long time bunco club member. She also worked in the kitchen for
Chesterton community schools.
service, Chaplain Craig Forewalter officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Monday,
March 30, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.
Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.
will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at the funeral home.
Velda may be made to the V.N.A. Hospice Center of Porter County.