Velma Lee (Childress) Kemnitz, age 77, of Grantsburg, IL passed away on September 11, 2014 in her home with her family at her side.
Velma was born on May 25, 1937 in Metropolis, IL and raised by her parents Andrew and Thelma Reineking. She moved to Kirkland, IL where she raised her four children. She married Lyle E. Kemnitz on February 26, 1999. She worked at Kirkland Hiawatha Cafeteria, Inlaid Woodcraft, and then retired. Velma and Lyle then moved to the Grantsburg area where she enjoyed gardening, woodworking, puzzles, crocheting, and making baby blankets.
Velma is survived by her spouse Lyle E. Kemnitz; her children, Greg (Rose) Wolter of Kings, IL, Carla Wolter of PawPaw, IL, Sandra (James) Bruch of Kirkland, IL, Tracey Cleland of Capron, IL; her granddaughter, Jessica Kamm of Rockford; step children, Linda (Dave) Adams of Kirkland, IL, David Kemnitz of Ashton, IL; step grandchildren, Jenny Bussan, Jaime Lawrence, Grace Kemnitz; great grandchildren, Aaron Bussan and Adrienne Bussan; sister, Delores Clark of CA; brothers, Dale Childress and Ken Childress both of Metropolis, IL.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Thelma Reineking; her first husband, Richard L. Wolter; and brother-in-law, Barry Clark.
There will not be any visitation or services. Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.