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Velma Jane Bales

April 9, 1925 ~ August 7, 2017 (age 92)

Velma Jane Bales, age 92, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Heritage Estates in Gering, NE.

Velma was born April 9, 1925 to Boyd and Inace (Paley) Evans in Edison, Nebraska.   She received her education in McCook, NE.

On January 20, 1945 Velma married Warren Clarence Bales.  They were blessed with four children. 

Velma worked for Ivanhoes, mostly recently known as Oz Tex Daylight Doughnut Shop, in McCook up until her retirement in 2001.  She enjoyed working for Ivan and Pat Schmidt and Clive and Joy Curtis who owned the business.  Visiting with the many wonderful people who stopped by for doughnuts and coffee was something she always looked forward to.  

Velma is survived by her three sons, Dick (Virginia) Bales of Scottsbluff, Bob (Marleen) Bales of McCook and Rod (Sue) Bales of Minatare, NE; daughter, Karen Sue Rima of McCook; grandchildren, Cynthia, Mari, Lisa, Gregory, Rick, Kelly, Mark, Mendi, Dewayne, Mina, Josh, Braxton, Brian, Monte, Todd, Michelle, Christopher, and Kurt; as well as numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. 

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; son in law, Dick Rima; brothers Don Evans and Pete Evans; sister, Eva Ferrell; granddaughter, Kim Campbell; and great great grandson Ethan Barajas. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook.

Funeral services will be held at10:30 AM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at First Congregational Church with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. 

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, also located in McCook.

Memorials may be made in her name. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

In Her Name
C/O Carpenter Breland Funeral Home POB 476, McCook NE 69001

 Service Information

August 10, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Funeral Service
August 11, 2017

10:30 AM
First Congregational Church
212 East 5th st
McCook, NE 69001


Memorial Park
1400 West M Street
McCook, NE 69001

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