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SPRINGFIELD-A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memory Gardens Cemetery for Velma Amalia Bohne, 98, Springfield, formerly of Lamar, who died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Cox South Hospital. Rev. Galen Friedrichs will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.


Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m., at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.


Condolences may be shared at www.danielfuneralhome.net.


Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Jan Bohne, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Jewell Dearing, Springfield; four grandchildren, DeAnna Gippner, Tim Dearing, Jason Stinchomb and John Stinchomb; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Cook and a niece, Norma Whitaker, both of Kansas City, Mo.


She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Onida and Adelia.


Mrs. Bohne was born June 29, 1915, at Healy, Kan., to Fred and Emma Sitz. In addition to being a devoted farm wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother, she had worked many years as a cook at the Lockwood school. Her grandchildren will readily attest that she was an “awesome” cook who delighted in sharing legendary carrot cakes and cinnamon rolls with family and friends. After moving to Lamar in 1970, she worked as a housekeeper for several years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She moved to Springfield in 2001, to be near family.


She married Martin Christopher Bohne on Sept. 25, 1937, at Lockwood. He died Dec. 27, 1992.


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