Velma K Wilson

March 5, 1928 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 92)


Portville- Velma K. Wilson, of 90 S. Main Street, Portville, passed away Friday (May 1, 2020) at her home.

Born March 5, 1928 in Coudersport, PA., she was the daughter of the late George and Leona Woodcock Pelham. On September 5, 1953 at the former St. Andrews Methodist Church in Westons Mills, she married James K. Wilson, Jr., who predeceased her on March 6, 2007.

Velma worked as a house cleaner for many families in the area.  She volunteered for Interfaith Caregivers and was the past Matron of the Eastern Stars Electra Tyler Chapter #97 in Portville.  Velma was a past member of the Obi Community Church and currently attended the Baptist Church in Portville.

Surviving are three daughters; Brenda (Neil) Jordan of Portville, Beth Harris of Westons Mills, Jerrie (James) Wesley of Portville; one son, James K. “JW” (Sue) Wilson, III of Portville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband,v she was predeceased by her siblings; Jean Weimer, Mildred Slaughenhaupt, Reuben Pelham, and Paul Pelham.

Private graveside services will be held at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences may made at

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