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71, of Westmont. Died Nov. 6, 2017, at Windber Hospice. Born July 23, 1946, in Spangler. Daughter of the late William Levi and Verdeane (Jenkins) Keith. Also preceded in death by son, Barron Thomas Grumbling; and great grandson Keegan. Survived by husband of 51 years, John Thomas Grumbling; children William C. (Natalie), Thomas M. (Sherie), William J. (Stacey), Brandi N., Jeff (Ebony), Michael; and Destinee, Kylee and Kayla at Home; grandchildren Kimberly, Brianna, Dylan, Alayna, Ara, Rachael, Kaci, Riley and Grayson; great grandchildren Ariel, Lillian, Vera, Dodge, Ezra and Kandace; and life-long friends, Elaine Cantrell and Mary Anne Baliewich. Velma was a devoted foster mother to 84 foster children beginning in 1966 and adopted 11 children. At Velmas request, there will be no public viewing or service. The family would like to thank the Windber Hospice for their wonderful care of Velma during her illness. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home, Inc. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)
Published on November 7, 2017
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