LAMAR-Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Forest Grove Cemetery for Velma Jean Quick, 88, Lamar, who died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Rev. Don Keithly will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Angela Saal, Heather Williams, Allison Scholes, Sammantha Kolb, Aimee Shelton, Lauren Quick and Kelly Peters. Musical selections are “In The Garden” and “Amazing Grace”, with Terry Riegel, vocalist.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Quick II, Lamar, and Terry Quick and wife Debbie, Springfield; three daughters, Cathy Worley and husband Jerry and Karen Riegel and husband Terry, both of Lamar, and Pam Tate, Overland Park, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two brothers, William and Charles.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Don, David and Bob Quick; a granddaughter; a great-grandson and 11 brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Quick was born April 11, 1925, in Dayton, Ark., to Reuben and Nancy Ethel (Presson) Barton. She served in the United States Army Air Force as a medical technician in El Paso and San Antonio, Texas. She received the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal for her service. After her husband’s retirement from the military they bought a farm in Lamar. She had worked at Chastains Nursing Home as a medical technician. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lamar.
She married Jack Quick on June 7, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas. He preceded her in death following 65 years of marriage.