• Velma Patton of Miami, Okla. passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at her home.
     She was 90.
    Velma was born Nov. 30, 1925 in Cardin, Okla. to Albert and Elsie (Fessler) VonMoss, Sr. She was a lifetime resident of Cardin, Commerce and Miami. In her younger years she and her siblings Albert and Freda owned and operated a grocery store in Cardin, OK. She later worked for Glen Berry Mfg. in Commerce and was a volunteer for Integris Baptist Region Hospital in Miami. Velma was a member of First Baptist Church in Commerce for many years.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Dee Patton in 2010, two sons, Jay Dee Patton, Jr. and William “Bill” Patton, her parents, her siblings, Edward VonMoss, Albert VonMoss, Jr., Freda Smith, Fred VonMoss, Sr., Donald Von Moss and Dorothy VonMoss.
    Survivors include her sons, David Lee Patton and wife Melissa and John A. Patton all of Miami, Okla., two step-daughters, Jaylene Benedict and Julie Patton of Ohio, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, Okla. Rev. Bill Bissell will officiate. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery of Miami with Kevin Patton, Tyler Patton, Bob Urie, Brian Patton, Eric Luthi and Mike Ellison serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.