Obituary: Velma Jean Helton Martindale

September 19, 1943 – October 3, 2019

Velma Jean Helton Martindale, 76, of Springville, died at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at White River Lodge.

Born September 19, 1943, in Loogootee, she was the daughter of Oscar and Thelma (Botkin) Helton. She married James Martindale on March 31, 1964, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 2015. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two children, Terri Marie (Kent) Robbins, of Bedford, and James (Lana) Martindale, Jr. “Doodle”, of Springville; eight grandchildren, Jason Veatch, Shawna Roberts, Jena Clouse, Kristina Clouse, Brent Veatch, Allison Rayhill, Thomas Martindale “T.J.”, and Cinnamon Martindale; three brothers, Brchel, Kenny and Garrett Helton; a sister, Anita Mae Phegley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Shawn
Redding; two brothers, Lowell and Oscar Helton; three sisters, Sharon Harper, Ruby, and Myrtle Helton, and a grandson (at birth).

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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