Jan. 5, 1916 – Sept. 5, 2017
FREMONT -- Velma Mae Crew (Brinkley), the daughter of Cleve and Florence Brinkley, was born Jan. 5, 1916. Her childhood was spent in rural Ayrshire, Iowa, where she graduated from Silver Lake Consolidated School.
Velma married Marvin on May 22, 1940, at the Methodist Church in Ayrshire. She and Marv took up farming for many years to follow.
Velma and Marv moved to Fremont to be closer to their daughter and son-in-law in 2002. After Marvin’s death Velma lived alone until she was 97. She then moved to Nye Legacy where she enjoyed the activities and lots of company daily.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church of Spencer, Iowa.
Velma passed away Sept. 5, 2017 at Nye Legacy. She is survived by her daughter, Ramona and her husband, Randall Sanders of Fremont; one grandson, Daniel Crew and his wife, Tracy of West Des Moines, Iowa; and two great grandchildren, Abby and Josh and Mary Crew (widow of Gordon) of West Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleve and Florence Hastings; son, Gordon; and two sisters, Vernie and Neva.
Memorials may go to Good Shepherd Lutheran lighting fund (Fremont), First English Lutheran Church (Spencer, Iowa) or Dodge County Humane Society (Fremont).
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, Iowa. There will be no local services, however, friends my sign Velma’s guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com. Ludvigsen Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.