Velma Wood

Velma Wood

Velma M. Wood, 90, of New Castle went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2020 following a brief illness. She was born October 3, 1930 in Rush County to John and Carry Mae (Gentry) Chesher.

She was a faithful member of the Whittier Lane Baptist Church since 1976, where she taught Sunday School for decades. She worked on a church bus route for many years and helped organize the Single Ladies Lunch Group on Sunday afternoons. The church hosted a senior trip each year, which she always looked forward to. An accomplished seamstress, she loved spending time with her family doing anything. Her homemade beef and noodles were loved by all and she made hundreds of pots for church and family gatherings. Her favorite vacation spot was Pigeon Forge, TN, and her last trip was in October celebrating her 90th birthday.