Velma Mulvaney Cash, 80 of Oakland, IL passed away at 2:20 PM on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola IL. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.
Velma was born on January 11, 1942 at her home in Bement, IL. She was a daughter of Alfred Milford and Leona (Tipsword) Mulvaney.
She is survived by two sons, Howard Logan Cash and his wife Linda of Hindsboro, IL and Michael Leonard Cash of Oakland, IL, five grandchildren, Kayleb (Whitney) Cash of Kansas, IL, Logan Drake of Hindsboro, IL, Zachary (Connor) Cash of Charleston, IL, Shelton Cash of Oakland, IL and Kylie Bell of Villa Grove, IL, eleven great-grandchildren, one brother, Ivan (Susan) Mulvaney of Arthur, IL, two brothers-in-law, Wilburn Binion of rural Sullivan, IL and Roger Hale of Oakland, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Ralph Mulvaney and his wife Shady, Harry Mulvaney, Russel Mulvaney and his wife Ester, Geraldine Binion, Lorene Mulvaney, Alva “Brud” Mulvaney and his wife Virginia, Loretta Hale, and Judy Jones.
Velma was a 1960 graduate of Arthur High School.
She was an Army Veteran, serving from 1961 to 1963 as a nurse at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver, CO.
Velma was a lifelong learner and had many degrees from Eastern Illinois University.
Velma had worked in Labor and Delivery at Burnham Hospital in Champaign, Arthur Nursing Home, Headstart in Champaign, where she was a teacher, Zeinth in Paris, Coal Mine in Murdock, and then retired from Eastern Illinois University with over 20 years of service.
Velma was an avid reader and enjoyed telling stories about her past. She enjoyed the ballet, traveling and spending time with friends, and most of all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.