Velma Irene (Myers) Garbig died Monday, December 30, 2013 at her home in Arcanum, Ohio. Velma performed one last gift by being a donor to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program.
She was born December 9, 1919 in Montgomery County, Ohio; daughter of the late Glen and Mildred (Stoner) Myers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George D. Garbig whom she married May 17, 1938, a son, George Garbig, son-in-law James Robeson and grandson Zachary Garbig; and also brothers, Emerson Edwin Myers, Glen Allen Myers, Jr., Richard Arlen Myers and sisters Evelyn Elizabeth (Myers) Sensenbaugh, Anna Mae (Myers) Reiling, Betty Jane (Myers) Foster and Shirley Ellen (Myers) Wenger.
Velma worked many years at Wayne Hospital in Greenville before moving to Bowling Green Kentucky. After George retired from the Chrysler Corporation they moved to the family farm north of Greenville and then moved to Arcanum, Ohio. Velma and George proudly celebrated 75 years of marriage in May, 2013. Velma was also a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Arcanum.
She will be greatly missed by those who survive her including a brother Teddy Lee Myers, Sr., daughters, Teddi Robeson of Oxford and Linda (Bill) Campbell of Arcanum; son Phil (Karen) Garbig of Arcanum; and 6 grandchildren; Brad (Beth) Robeson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Christopher (Julie) Robeson of Columbus, Ohio, Tricia (Kevin) Eilerman of Eaton, Ohio, Elizabeth (Chris) Schul of Middletown, Ohio, Caroline (Craig) Schmidt of Arcanum and Benjamin (Jaimee) Garbig of Arcanum; also 13 great-grandchildren, Kalen Robeson, Alyssa Robeson, Aaron Robeson, Davis Robeson, Isabel Robeson, Ethan Garbig, Braden Garbig, Regan Blinn, Reece Blinn, Lily Schul, Kris Eilerman, Cameron Garbig and Weston Schmidt.
A celebration of life will be held on February 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith United Methodist Church, Arcanum, Ohio with Pastor Dave Pettengill officiating. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.