Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Velma Lorraine (Hart) Hable 1921-2006

Velma Lorraine Hart Hable, daughter of Joseph and Inez Hart, passed away in her home Monday, September 4, 2006, after a short battle with cancer. She was 85.

Velma was born June 1, 1921 in Vichy, MO. As a young woman growing up in the big city of St. Louis, Velma dreamed of being a newspaper journalist.

In high school, she met and married her one true love, Jerry Frank Hable. Velma and Jerry were married on December 20, 1939. In 1951 they left St. Louis for good and moved to Waynesville, MO where they raised their seven children.

Jerry was a mason and many of his structures are still visible in the Waynesville area today. After his death in 1967 at the age of 49, Velma supported her large family as a housekeeper at the Waynesville Hospital where she became head of housekeeping and retired after 14 years.

On July 26, 2004, she lost her oldest son Jerry F. Hable, Jr. to cancer. Velma leaves behind her remaining six children, son Michael Hable and his wife Elizabeth of Richland, MO, Sharon Greer and husband James of St. Robert, MO, Patti Luna and her husband, Audie of Springfield, MO, Ione Thornhill and her husband Larry of Richland, MO, Beverly Post and her husband Robert of Crocker, MO and Debra Harris and her husband Richard of Richland, MO; one brother: Earnest Hart and his wife Goldie of St. Louis, MO; one sister-in-law: Opal Hart of Vichy, MO; 18 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Velma was a great listener, a giving and highly spiritual woman. She was an eternal optimist and drew people to her with her wit and good advice. With the help of God, she single handedly raised six children with dignity and pride and instilled in them all the confidence to succeed. She was a cheerleader of all her children's and grand-children's endeavors.

Velma was a member of the Amazing Grace Fellowship Church and looked forward to every Sunday service. She had a passion for flowers and red birds and loved to hear the whistle of a train. She had a true passion for life and looked forward to each day God gave her.

She will be deeply missed by her family and many, many friends. She will forever be remembered for her sweet smile and her vast array of hats. Her sweet voice will be missed from this earth but her memory will forever ring loud and clear.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 7, 2006 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert with Rev. Richard Harris officiating. Velma's daughter Debra Harris and her husband Richard sang "Jesus Hold My Hand" and Velma's daughter, Sharon Greer sang "In The Garden". Debra and Richard Harris led the congregation in singing "I'll Fly Away" and "In The Sweet Bye & Bye". Serving as escorts were Velma's grandsons, Kenny, Michael and Tommy Greer, James and Mike Hable, Jr., Chad and Matt Johnson, Chris Post and Adam and Jeremy Thornhill.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Velma Hable to the St. John's Hospice and may be left at Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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