Velma J. Lauderdale

Velma J. Lauderdale

Velma J. Lauderdale, 80, of Goreville, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. 

She was born on Aug. 17, 1941, in Foreman, the daughter of I.W. Tod and Helen Kincannon Harper. 

She married Darrell E. Lauderdale on March 9, 1963, in Vienna. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth (Van) Morgan of Goreville; a granddaughter, Nicole Hudson; great-grandchildren Ryder and Phinleigh; siblings John (Liz) Harper of Florence, Miss., Jack (Jackie) Harper of Mayfield, Ky., and Mary (Richard) Stroh of Anna; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Timothy P. Lauderdale.

Velma and Darrell had a very special relationship. They got along so well and despite spending a lot of time together, they were never seen arguing or disagreeing with one another. Darrell started an insurance agency and Velma helped him with the business, as well as taking care of her family. Velma loved playing golf.  

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Jason Forby officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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