Velma Mae Orr, age 96 of Morning Sun, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Morning Sun Care Center. The daughter of E.C. and Flossie (Swafford) Caparoon, she was born April 8, 1916 at Morning Sun. She was married to Dale Thurman and they later divorced. She married Eugene M. Orr who died May 27, 1982. She was a graduate of the Morning Sun High School. She worked for Dr. Roy Tandy at Morning Sun. She then worked as a secretary/receptionist at the Burlington Hotel. She worked for Farm Service Elevator and the Mediapolis Savings Bank both in Mediapolis. She retired as a bookkeeper for Sun Motors in Morning Sun. She was a lifelong member of the Morning Sun United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and financial secretary and was an active member of UMW. She was a member of O.E.S.; Moose Lodge; Elks Lodge; TTT card club;
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, and one sister Thelma McKee.
Funeral services will be Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun, with Rev. Sue-Ellen Sherman officiating; interment will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A memorial has been established for the Morning Sun United Methodist Church.