- Velma Jean Cummins, 78

Graveside services for Velma Jean Cummins of Seymour were held Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery, under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour

Mrs. Cummins, 78, died Monday, March 23, 2020, in her home.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1941, in Hardenville to Francis and Ruby Davis White.

She was raised in Hardenville and attended the Lily Ridge School in Gainesville.

As a child, her family moved to Wichita, Kan. As a teenager, she worked as a carhop where she met her future husband, Wesley Dean Cummins, who was working as the restaurant cook.

They were married on Feb. 9, 1960, and to this union, three children were born.

The Cummins moved to Seymour in 1962 to be closer to Wesley’s family.

She retired from Tyler Pipe in Marshfield after 35 years of faithful service.

She attended the Seymour Nazarene Church.

She was an avid reader and liked to work jigsaw puzzles.

She was a bonafide member of the “Rusty Spurs Coffee Club” and met friends there daily.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Wesley; her son, Dale Cummins; two grandsons, Steven Cummins and Michael Cummins; and four siblings, Betty and Willard Shafer, James “Sarge” and Shirley White, Gene White and her infant sister, Wilma; and a sister-in-law, Juanita White.

Survivors include her daughters, Janet Coonce and husband Bill and Sandy Bahnmiller and husband Steve, all of Seymour; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Cummins Dodson and husband Mike of Seymour; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Bonnie White of Sevierville, Tenn.; and two brothers, Frank White of Springfield and Junior White and wife Debbie of Republic; and her best friend since 1969, Nina Peak.

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