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Velma Leona Abicht

Velma Leona Abicht, 89, of Marietta, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born January 13, 1931, in Marietta a daughter to Dewey Admiral Schau and Bertha Bogard Schau Dennis.

Velma had been employed as a nurses’ aide at Marietta Memorial Hospital, was a member of the Civil Defense Corps active in Tai-Chi and was a member of Marietta Bible Center Church where she taught Sunday School. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1948.

On June 1, 1949, in Golfport, Missippi, she married Ross Abicht who survives with 3 daughters: Nina Berga of Harrisville, WV, Angela (Danny) Burt of Marietta, Sheila Wunderloch of Dallas, TX; 9 grandchildren: Brandy (Mark) Hiener, Brad (DeAnna) Burt, Brett (Joanna) Burt, Shawn (Juanita) Berga, Michael Berga, Steven (Corinne) Berga, Sheri Harmon, Tyler (Andriana) Wunderlich, Coty Wunderlich; great grandchildren: Abigail Hiener, Aaron Hiener, Austin Burt, Camryn Burt, Weston Burt, Addison Berga, Danielia Berga and Matthew Berga. She is also survived by her brother, Dewey Edward Schau of Marietta and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Frank Schau, sister Hazel McElfresh and son-in-law Steven Berga.

Due to family illness, private entombment was held in East Lawn Memorial Park. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home assisted the family and messages of sympathy may be sent at www.Lankfordfh.com.

Memorial contributions in Velma’s memory may be sent to Marietta Bible Church, 4070 State Route 60, Marietta, OH 45750.