She was born in Nodaway County, Missouri on August 21, 1928 to the late John and Mary (Hummon) Lance.
Velma was also preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Lance; sisters, Wilma Ady and Lucille Calkins.
Survivors: brother and sister-in-law, John and Alice Lance; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Celebration of Life: 1:30 PM Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, MO. Arrangements entrusted to Breit – Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah, MO.