Velma Arlene Dickey
Velma Arlene Dickey
  • October 14, 1928 - October 29, 2016
  • Locust Grove, Illinois

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Velma Arlene Dickey, 88, of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, passed away October 29, 2016.
Velma was born on October 14, 1928, to Rev. Harrolle Halsey and Lucile (Trotter) Mayberry. She married the late Orville Dickey on March 1, 1946. Velma and Orville worked together to raise a family and farm. In 1963, they both began working at the Fairfield Garment Factory. Velma was also a member of the Cisne Missionary Baptist Church.
In 1982, Velma moved to Oklahoma. After moving to Oklahoma, she continued to work in the garment industry and retired from Fabricut near Pryor, OK. Velma attended the Church of the Nazarene in Locust Grove and was honored for thirty years of service working in church nurseries.
Velma was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing. She also crocheted many rugs, which she often gave to family members and friends.
Survivors include her sons, Elbert Dickey (Peggy) of Lincoln, NE; Steven Dickey (Janice) of Cisne, IL; Norman Dickey (Rita) of Rockton, IL; daughter, Virginia Bayless (Mike) of Locust Grove, OK; daughter-in-law Peggy Dickey of Mt. Erie, IL; and sister Nona Greene of Flora, IL. Velma was blessed with sixteen grandchildren: Stacey Simpson, Debra Benca, Michelle Crawford, Chad Dickey, Julie Myskow, Mark Dickey, Lisa Giesbrecht, Andrew Dickey, Janet Kueker, Dovie Bayless, Matthew Dickey, Michael Dickey, Ryan Dickey, Felecia Bayless, Clarissa Bayless and Allen Bayless. She also had twenty-seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Velma in death were her parents; her beloved husband; and two children, Robert (infant) and Allen (Mt. Erie, IL).
A graveside service will be 11:30am Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Dickeyville Cemetery near Sims, IL. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00am Thursday at Hosselton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.