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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Velva Dean Spoon

  • Velva Dean Spoon, 96, Wyandotte, Okla., formerly of Neosho, died July 14, 2013, at Wyandotte, following a two month illness.
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  • Velva Dean Spoon, 96, Wyandotte, Okla., formerly of Neosho, died July 14, 2013, at Wyandotte, following a two month illness.
    Velva was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Miami, Okla., the daughter of William Henry Wright, Sr. and Julie Anna Lamar Wright. She moved to Neosho at the age of 3 and had worked as a dental assistant 18 years for Dr. Sale. She moved to Wyandotte in 2011 and was a member of the Church of Christ, Seneca and was the oldest member of the Wyandotte Tribe.
    Velva and William O. Spoon were married on July 1, 1937, in Miami, and he preceded her in death in 1979.
    She is survived by three children, Jimmy Spoon, Broken Arrow, Okla., Larry Spoon and wife, Peggy, Grove, Okla., Ilene Caywood, Wyandotte, and Faye Kraft, Calif.; a brother, Eugene Wright, Wyandotte; a sister, Helen Harper, Neosho; 14 grandchildren, Lesa, William, Leslie, Rhonda, David, Julie, Lori, Pami, Jimmy, Jr., Dennis, Bill, Patricia, Mary and Donna; 45 great grandchildren; 81 great-great-grandchildren; and 77 great-great-great-grandchildren.
    Bill and Velva's legacy lives on.
    In addition to her husband and parents; she was preceded in death by brothers, William, Loren and Bobby Wright; and sisters, Opal, Eva Jo, Harriett, June, Zella Bird, Fern and Dorothy.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Hillcrest Church of Christ, Danny Boggs will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment will be in the Gibson Cemetery and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
    Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
    Contributions in memory of Velva may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.
    Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home Neosho.
    Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.
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