Velma J. Kuester, 94, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away on Jan. 5, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, IN.


She was born on Mar. 12, 1917 in Gibson Co. IN to the late Luther and Bertha (Ramsey) Clem.


Velma graduated from Patoka High School in Patoka, IN, and was a member of the St. Lucas United Church of Christ in Fort Branch, IN. She was also a member of the Fort Branch Order of Eastern Star.


Besides her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Raymand J. Kuester; and her daughter, Judy Gordon, who passed away in 2010; a sister, Zelpha Deal; and a brother Carl Clem.


Velma is survived by 2 grand daughters, Michele (Todd) Denny of New Albany, IN, and Heather (Rich) Comer of Georgetown, IN, 2 great grandchildren, Lauren and Brooke Comer, and a son in-law, Paul Gordon of Fort Branch, IN.


Services for Velma will be on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at the St. Lucas United Church of Christ in Fort Branch, IN, at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor John Heumann officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Visitation will be on Monday Jan. 9, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 west in Fort Branch, IN, and again from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the church on Tuesday.


Velma J. Kuester