Velva Burche, 86, of Moran, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Moran Manor in Moran.
She was born on Dec. 22, 1925, in rural Uniontown, the daughter of Roy and Daisy Hester Pool. She graduated from Moran High School with the Class of 1944.
She went to Chanute to obtain her teacher’s degree. She taught for two years at the Nilwood country school northwest of Moran.
Velva married Dewey Thompson in 1950. In June of 1967, they adopted two boys, Robert and Tracy Thompson. Dewey preceded her in death on March 25, 1992. She then married William H. “Bill” Burche on April 3, 1993 in Moran.
Velva is survived by her husband, Bill Burche, of the home; two sons, Robert Thompson, of Iola, Tracy Thompson, of Moran; brother, Eugene Pool of Chanute; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Moran Christian Church, Moran, with burial to follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will be present to greet friends at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran on Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Condolences to the family may be sent at www.feuerbornfuneral.com