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Velma Reiss

June 28, 1934 — April 5, 2022

Velma L. Reiss, age 87, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Mrs. Reiss was born on June 28, 1934 in Versailles, Missouri to the late Edward and Mary Elizabeth Garber. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Robert E. Reiss; siblings, Raymond, Bob, Pauline, Dennis, Ina, Ed, Bill, Bud, and Violet. Mrs. Reiss attended Victory Baptist Church. Velma's three most important things in her life was her Christian Faith, her family, and her friends. She loved to entertain people through her cooking, family reunions, board games, and other activities. She was an avid crafter, through quilting and sewing. Velma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; she was known to her grandchildren as "Grandma". Velma had an unconditional love for anyone and everyone she came in contact with and always loved to share her testimony of her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her sons, Bob Reiss and spouse, Lisa, of Demorest; Ralph Reiss, of the home; Bruce Reiss and Julie, of Clarkesville; grandchildren and spouses , Robert and Kris; Lyndsy and Michael; Conor, Emma, and Ella; great-grandchildren, Trey, Hannah, Noah, Levi, Micah, Lisabeth, and Tucker; sisters, Lena, Mary, and Rosie; brother, Homer; and was loved by numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Pastor Shane Jenkins officiating. A livestream of the service will be available at

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2022 at the funeral home.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2022 the Osage City Cemetery in Osage, Kansas

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