Velma Alene Kuehn, 89, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Ethel Mae (Freeland) Tweed, was born April 12, 1924, in Solo, Mo. She died Oct. 22, 2013, in Houston, Mo.

She married Norman Kuehn on Nov. 6, 1944, in Houston, Mo. They had one daughter, Janis. She and Norman shared 53 years together. He passed away May 1998.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Jane Wallace and Ruby Karr; one brother, Thomas Tweed; and a great-grandson, Scott Dye.

She is survived by her daughter, Janis Dye of LaVeta, Colo.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Tweed of Wisconsin; and other relatives and friends.

After Velma and Norman married, they lived in Wisconsin, New Mexico and Arizona. They retired to Houston in 1985. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, getting out and going for a drive with family or friends, getting together with friends at the Senior Center in Houston and playing cards. She served as an Ombudsman at Houston House for 10 years.

Velma cared about people, took an interest in their problems and was willing to help in any way she could. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor David Kettner officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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