Velva Burche


September 13, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Velva Burche, 86, Moran, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Moran Manor.

She was born Dec. 22, 1925, in rural Uniontown, the daughter of Roy and Daisy (Hester) Pool. She graduated from Moran High School with the class of 1944.  

Velva worked for Taylor and Laughlin Grocery Store as a clerk during high school in Moran, and then went to Chanute to obtain her teacher’s degree. She taught for two years at the Nilwood country school northwest of Moran.  

Velva married Dewey Thompson in 1950. In June 1967, they adopted two boys, Robert and Tracy Thompson. Dewey preceded her in death on March 25, 1992. She then married William H. “Bill” Burche on April 3, 1993, in Moran. Bill and Velva enjoyed traveling on bus trips across the United States; their first bus trip was to the Rose Parade in San Diego, Calif. Velva enjoyed cooking for her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Daisy Pool.

Velva is survived by her husband; sons Robert Thompson and wife Janet, Iola, Tracy Thompson and wife Melody, Moran; a brother, Eugene Pool, Chanute; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Moran Christian Church with burial to follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

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