Dewitt Obits

Velma J. Thayer

Velma J. Thayer 81 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 7:05 PM December 6, 2018 at The Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing of Normal, Illinois.


A time to celebrate Velma’s life will be 10 – 11 AM, Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. The family requests casual attire. Immediately following the visitation, graveside services will be held at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating.


Memorials may be directed to the DeWitt County Friendship Center.


Velma was born January 23, 1937 in Clinton, IL the daughter of W. L. and Mildred (Shriver) Myers. She married Richard R. Thayer May 28, 1955. He passed away July 29, 1991.


Survivors include her children: Rick Thayer, Clinton, IL; Debra Redman, Clinton, IL; and Lori (Dennis) Harris, Clinton, IL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; siblings: Ileen (Jack) Schumacher, Clinton, IL and Barbara (John) Lund, Florida.


She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers.


Velma loved sewing and quilting. She worked at The Shack Restaurant for several years. Velma loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family.