Velma Templin, 94

Velma Pauline Templin, 94, of Wabash, died at 10:04 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born March 25, 1925, in Marion to Kenneth and Marie (Davis) Lawson.

Velma was a 1943 graduate of Somerset High School. She married Robert Earl Templin at her parent's home in Wabash, on Nov. 21, 1943; he died April 16, 2009.

She worked 10 years at Wabash Magnetics and was a homemaker. Velma was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Somerset, Hoosier Homemakers, Arti Craft Club, and was a 50 year member and Past Worthy Matron of the LaFontaine Order of the Eastern Star. She attended and was awarded a prize on the “Queen for a Day” television show.

Velma enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, sewing, and quilting. She made special quilts for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and also made wedding cakes for family and friends. 

She is survived by three daughters, Loretta Cynthia (Ernest) Kessler-Saenz of Friendswood, Texas, Marilyn Arelene (Michael) Morgan of Noblesville, and Lorayne Annette Eubank of Wabash; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Templin of Wabash, and Sharon Templin of Pearland, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Dolores) Lawson; and two sisters, Evelyn (Marland "Jim") Bridegroom and Joan Dunphy, all of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two sons, Dennis Earl Templin and Lester David Templin, two granddaughters, one great granddaughter, and son-in-law Tom Kessler.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Dan Lawson officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. 

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Velma may be signed at

Posted on 2019 May 07