Velda Arlene Seevers found eternal peace with her lord at age 84 on
September 19, 2011. Her passing was witnessed by God at the Manor
House in Sigourney.
She was born March 5, 1927, to Frank and Bernice Parrish Van Orsdall in
Waseca, MN. She attended school at Waldon, Sigourney, and Ollie
Iowa, graduating from North Hollywood High near Los Angeles, CA.
After moving back to the Ollie area, she married Jimmy LeRoy Seevers,
the love of her life, at the Little Brown Church on November 16,
1946. The couple built their lives together on Tick Ridge farmland
west of Ollie. She was active in the I’ll Be Seeing You Club, U.M.W.,
Cancer drives, Hospice and the Historical Society.
Velda and Jimmy spent winters in Texas. Also enjoyed touring on their
motorcycle throughout the Midwest, Texas, and riding to Alaska.
They flew to Japan to spend a month with a Japanese family. Velda’s
favorite past times were singing, dancing, crocheting and spending
time with family and friends. Her strong relationship with God was
witnessed through membership in the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her two children, Diane (Leonard) Bird, Marengo,
IA, Eddy (Jill) Seevers, Kansas City, MO, two grandchildren, Trisha
(Aaron) Meyer, Smithville, MO, Derek Seevers, Kansas City, MO, two
great-grandchildren Adin and Benjamin, two sisters Wilma (Billy)
Northup, Ollie, IA, Janet (Eugene) Peck, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 sisters Lena Steen,
Lillian Helferty, Grace Vandement, two brothers Glenn and Ralph Van
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
September 24, 2011, at the Holm Funeral Home.
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie
A memorial has been set up for Belva Deer Park.
Condolences for the family may be expressed to Ed Seevers, 1116 NE
85th Ct., Kansas City, MO, 64155