Velma Apsey

Obituary of Velma Apsey

Velma Elaine Apsey, age 87, of Columbiaville died on March 3, 2018 at home with her loving family beside her.  

Velma was born October 19, 1930 in Lapeer, Michigan to the late Murna and Annabelle Farrington.   She married James McDowell who preceded her in death, then later married Richard Apsey.  Velma was a past member of the West Deerfield United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed crafts, sewing, knitting, crocheting, working in her gardens at home, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.  

Velma is survived by her children: Julie Acre (Ljuban Kotur), James (Doris) McDowell, son in-law Vern, brother: Marvin (Phyllis) Farrington, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband James, second husband Richard, daughter: Susan Sollman, and sibling: Donna Arms.  

Funeral service 11:00 AM on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville, where friends may visit Thursday 3:00 PM till 8:00 PM.   Reverend Esther Irish officiating.  Interment West Deerfield Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions in memory of Velma may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.   Share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at