Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - July 6, 1996
BATH -- Velma Sarff, 97, of Bath
died at 1:15 a.m. Friday, July 5, 1996, at Memorial Medical Center in
Born Jan. 21, 1899, in Lynchburg Township, Mason County, to John and Rose
Chambers Blessman, she married Paul A. Sarff on April 26, 1918. He died May 22,
1968. Five sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, JoAnn Dobbs of Bath; two sisters, Ruby Sarff of
Springfield and Mrs. W.W. (Marge) Lynn of Oakford; two nephews, Emery Sarff of
Springfield and Donald Sarff of Sun City, Ariz., whom she raised; five
grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two
She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in rural Bath and Modern Woodmen
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at her church. The Rev. Norman Fletcher
will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Funeral
Home in Havana. Burial will be in Snicarte Cemetery in Snicarte.
Contributed by: Sherry McCullough