Velma Cromley, 86, of Kansas City, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at her daughter's home in Kansas City.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall, with Rev. Douglas A. Dubisar officiating. Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Northcare Hospice in Kansas City. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born June 16, 1923, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late William H. Bockstetter and Amanda Ritterbusch Bockstetter. On Oct. 12, 1943, in Marshall, she married Everett Wayne Cromley, who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1994. She had lived in Kansas City the last two and a half years, moving from Marshall, where she had lived most of her life. She retired from International Shoe Company and Marshall Habilitation Center. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Platte Woods and a former member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall.
Survivors include one son, Mark W. Cromley of Independence; one daughter, Ann E. Carroll of Kansas City; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Thomas and Mary Ann Abdon of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Bill Bockstetter.