Velma Irene Layman, a resident of Hanna, died June 1, 2019 in Checotah at the age of 96. She was born June 17, 1922 in Hanna to Jesse Cox and Mattie (Kerns) Cox.
Velma and husband Rev. JD. Layman pastored the Hanna Assembly of God for 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.D. Layman, daughter, Trena McDougal, brother, L.C. Cox and brother, J.D. Cox.
Velma is survived by three daughters: Ramona Cipponeri and husband Tom of Riverbank, Calif., Joyce Berry of Hanna, and Lavendia Ketchum and husband Milo of Checotah,; 16 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren, brother, Terrel Cox and wife Shirley of Dustin, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Integrity Chapel in Henryetta with Rev. Wesley Berry, officiating. Interment will follow at Hanna Cemetery. Services