Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Frances Maude Scott Van Dine and Richard P. Van Dine; brothers, Donald Eugene and Leo Lloyd Van Dine.
She is survived by her loving husband, James Cooper, of Newark; daughter, Janet Lee (Michael) Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Tammy Jo (Ben) Presswood, of New Port Richey, Fla., and James Frederick (Kirstie) Druggan, of Johnstown, Ohio; step-grandchildren, Adam and Jesse Johnson, of Columbus, Ohio, and Cheryl and Michael Johnson II, of Huntingburg, IN; six great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Sue Whited, of Washington Court House, Ohio; brothers, Charles Richard Van Dine and John William Van Dine, both of Xenia, Ohio, and Gregory Herbert Van Dine, of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in Wesleyan Community Church, 161Myrtle Ave., Newark, Ohio, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Les Crossfield, Sr. officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are being directed by Long Funeral Home, Columbus.