Velma was born on Feb. 20, 1929, in Edina, Mo. to William and Pearl Weaver Barnes. She married Carl V. Dabney on Dec. 23, 1950 in Edina, Mo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2004.
Velma was active in the Women’s Ministries of Bethel Assembly of God. She loved reading and walking and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (Larry) Penn of Payson; her son, Donald V. Dabney of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Lori (Joe) Laratta of Hannibal, Mo., Arminda (Brian) Christian of Marion, Ill., Kelly (Gabriel) Spires of Murrieta, Calif., Kandy (DJ) Camac of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Joshua (Natalia) Dabney of Temecula, Calif.; eight great-grandchildren, Nolan, Jared, and Gavin Christian of Marion, Ill., Paige and Paisley Spires of Murrieta, Calif., Jaydn and Teia Camac of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Jaxsen Dabney of Temecula, Calif.; her sister, Eva Hatfield; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Carl V. Dabney; her parents; three brothers, Raymond, Billie and William Barnes; and three sisters, Mabel Cullers, Irene Spray and Marie Barnes.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bethel Assembly of God with the Rev. Keith Garner conducting. Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Assembly of God for Women’s Ministry or New Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.