Veleria P. Rine, 95, of Decatur, died Friday, October 27, 2017 in Fairhaven Christian Village.
Funeral Services will be 11:00A.M. Monday, October 30, 2017, at First Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10-11A.M. Monday at the Church. Burial will follow in Mount Gilead Cemetery. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to First Freewill Baptist Church. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Services and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Veleria was born in February of 1922 in Vandalia, Illinois, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Velma Johnson. She had worked for G.W. Murphy Company in Warrensburg. She later was a childcare provider for some of her grandchildren and nieces and nephews, due to her love for little children. At 4’10” and full of spunk she was tiny and mighty. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. She married Stanley Rine in 1941 and he preceded her in death in 2001.
Surviving are her daughter Barbara Brozio and husband Fred of Decatur; son Ronald Rine of Decatur; grandchildren Kelly Radamacher and Husband Rudy, Tracy Lowe and husband Tommy, Kimberly Crum and husband Sonny, and Joseph Rine and wife Francine; great-grandchildren Arika Force, Karmin Lowe, Aden Rademacher, Emma Rademacher, Benjamin Rine, Kayley Rine and eight-great great grandchildren. She was known as Aunt Sissy to her special nieces and nephews, Tawney, Lori, Kenda, Terry, Donnie, Lloyd, Dennis, Mike, Richard, Larry, Kathy, and Vonna Lee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and a sister.