Velma Lee Sackett

(1911-1992)
FatherElmer R Sackett (1875-1940)
MotherLillie May Hamilton (1878-1949)
Velma Lee Sackett, daughter of Elmer R Sackett and Lillie May Hamilton, was born in MissouriG on 28 September 1911.1,2 She died aged 81 in Clever, Christian County, MissouriG, on 9 October 1992.3,4,5 She married first in Christian CountyG on 2 July 1927, William Robert Hale, usually known as Robert or Bob, son of Joseph Clinton Hale and Mary Elizabeth Cavender.6 Robert was born in Christian County, MissouriG, on 4 July 1896.7 They divorced sometime before 1940. He died aged 75 in SpringfieldG on 28 May 19728 and was buried at Manley Cemetery, Nixa, Christian County, MissouriG.7 Velma married second before 1940, Bert Marshall Hunter, son of William Hunter and Frances ___.1 Bert was born in Taneyville, Taney County, MissouriG, on 23 June 1894.1,2,9 Velma and Bert divorced sometime before October 1946 when Bert obtained a license to marry Chloe Bateman. He died aged 80 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, MissouriG, on 8 April 1975.5,10 Velma married third before 1964, ___ Sullivan. (A record of this marriage has not been found. Velma was Velma Lee Sullivan in the record of her marriage to Virgil Girth. She was named as Thelma Sullivan in the newspaper obituary of her brother Forrest in 1969, although she had married Girth more than four years earlier.) Velma married fourth in Aurora, Lawrence County, MissouriG, on 31 October 1964, Virgil Girth.11 Virgil was born in Carthage, Jasper County, MissouriG, on 8 August 1901.2,5 He died aged 77 in SpringfieldG on 14 May 197912,5 and was buried at Hazelwood Cemetery, SpringfieldG.7 Velma was not named in Virgil's obituary, suggesting they had divorced. Velma married fifth after 1967, James Herman Davis, son of James A Davis and Minnie Ann ___. (A marriage record has not been found. James's first wife, Violet Phillips, died in March 1966. Velma was named as Velma Girth in her brother Floyd's obituary in February 1967.) James was born in Clever, Christian County, MissouriG, on 16 August 1905.13,7 He died there aged 84 on 11 May 19905,14 and was buried at Wise Hill Cemetery, CleverG.7
     In 1920 Velma was living in Porter, Christian CountyG, in the household of her parents Elmer and Lillie, and was recorded in the census as Velma Sackett, aged seven and born in Missouri.15
     In 1930 Velma was living at Independence Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson County, MissouriG, in the household of her husband Robert Hale, 33, a laborer, and was recorded in the census as Velma Hale, aged 18. Their daughter Mildred, aged one, was living with them.16
     In 1940 she was living at 412 West 14 Avenue, Joplin, Jasper County, MissouriG, in the household of her husband Bert Hunter, 45, a truck driver, and was recorded as Velma Hunter, aged 28. Velma's daughter Mildred, aged eleven, was living with them. Also in the household were two daughters of Bert's first marriage.17
     Velma was listed in 1946 in the Springfield City Directory as the wife of Bert M Hunter.18

Velma Lee Davis, 81
CLEVER — Graveside services for Velma Lee Davis, Clever, will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Wise Hill Cemetery under direction of Meadors Funeral Home. Mrs. Davis, a homemaker, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday in Maranatha Manor.

The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 11 Oct 1992, p 14

Velma Lee Davis
CLEVER — Velma Lee Davis, 81, Clever, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday in Maranatha Lodge, following a long illness.
     She was longtime resident of Clever and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Springfield.
     She is survived by her sister-in-law, who had taken care of her, Betty Little, Marshfield; six nieces; and cousins.
     Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Wise Hill Cemetery, north of Clever, with Pastor Albert Oetman officiating. Services and burial are under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.
     Memorial contributions may be made to HOSPICE of Southwest Missouri.

The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 10 Oct 1992, p 9.


Bert M. Hunter
Services for Bert M. Hunter, 80, of 1105 West Division, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Funeral Home with Prentice Meador officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.
     Mr. Hunter, an Army veteran of World War I, died at 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City after a long illness.

Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, 9 Apr 1975, p 45

Bert M. Hunter
Bert M. Hunter, 80, of 1105 West Division, died at 3 a m. Tuesday in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Kansas City, after a long illness.
     Mr. Hunter, a retired laborer, was an Army veteran of World War I.
     Surviving are his wife, Chloe; a son, Raymond, of 2546 West Elm; two daughters, Miss Evelyn Hunter, Kansas City, and Mrs. Helen Nickonwicz, St. Louis; a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Pearl, both of Forsyth; three step-sons, Harold Cook, of Tulsa, Arnold Bateman, of Springfield, and Ernie Bateman, of Kansas City; and two grandchildren.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Funeral Home with Prentice Meador officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery.

The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 9 Apr 1975, p 16.


Virgil Girth
Services for Virgil Girth, 77, will be at 10 a m. Wednesday in Klingner Chapel with Dr. David Cavin officiating.
     The body will be at the funeral home from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.
     Mr Girth died at 3 p m. Monday in the Springfield MediCenter after a one-year illness.
     He was born in Carthage and lived in Springfield most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
     Survivors include three sons. Bob and Larry, Springfield, and Jerry, Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Burnett, Springfield, and Mrs. Barbara Sapp, Kimberling City; and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 15 May 1979, p 4.


James Herman Davis
CLEVER — James Herman Davis, 84, Clever, died at 9:20 p.m. Friday in St. John's Regional Health Center after a long illness.
     He was a longtime resident of the Clever area and a retired auto mechanic He is survived by his wife, Velma; a brother, John Davis, Tulsa, Okla; a sister, Betty Little, Marshfield; many nieces and nephews.
     Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Meadors Chapel, Clever, with Rev. John Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Wise Hill Cemetery.
     The funeral home will be open after 3 p.m. today.

The Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri, 13 May 1990, p 14.

Velma Lee (Sackett) Davis (1911–1992), Wise Hill Cemetery, Clever, Missouri
(Src: Find a Grave, Lyle & Marsha)

Child of Velma Lee Sackett and William Robert Hale

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. Death record.
  3. "Social Security Death Index", database, Ancestry.com, "Velma L. Davis, b. 28 Sep 1911, d. 9 Oct 1992, SSN 499-22-4422 issued MO, residence 65803, Springfield, Greene, Missouri."
  4. "U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936–2007", database, Ancestry.com, "Davis, Velma L, b. 28 Sep 1911, d. 9 Oct 1992, claim date 10 Jul 1973."
  5. Obituary.
  6. "Christian County, Missouri, Marriages", database, Rootsweb, "2 Jul 1927, Velma Sackett & Robert Hale. Ref 12/001. Official unlisted."
  7. Website Find a Grave.
  8. "Social Security Death Index", database, Ancestry.com, "William Hale, b. 4 Jul 1896, d. May 1972, SSN 500-09-5124 issued MO, residence 65802, Springfield, Greene, Missouri."
  9. WWI draft.
  10. "Social Security Death Index", database, Ancestry.com, "Bert Hunter, b. 23 Jun 1894, d. Apr 1975, SSN 487-05-3500 issued MO, residence 65803, Springfield, Greene, Missouri."
  11. "Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805–2002", digital image, Ancestry.com, "31 Oct 1964, at Aurora, Lawrence County, MO, Virgil Girth, 64, of Springfield, Greene County, MO, & Velma Lee Sullivan, 53, of Clever, Christian County, MO. By Rev Donnie Sullivan."
  12. "Social Security Death Index", database, Ancestry.com, "Virgil Girth, b. 8 Aug 1901, d. May 1979, SSN 500-10-3015 issued MO, residence 65804, Springfield, Greene, Missouri."
  13. Gravestone.
  14. "Social Security Death Index", database, Ancestry.com, "James H. Davis, b. 16 Aug 1905, d. 11 May 1990, SSN 441-09-5874 issued OK, residence 65631, Clever, Christian, Missouri."
  15. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_911, p 4B, Enumeration District 48
    SW Section, Porter, Christian, Missouri, 6 Jan 1920
    Sackett, Elmer, head, 44, laborer, farm, b. NE, father b. NE, mother b. NE, home owned
    Sackett, Lillie, wife, 42, b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Forest, son, 10, b. MO, father b. NE, mother b. MI
    Sackett, Velma, daughter, 7, b. MO, father b. NE, mother b. MI.
  16. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Enumeration District 0158, FHL microfilm 2340934
    Independence Avenue, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, 17 Apr 1930
    Hale, Robert, head, 33, m. at 31, laborer, nut and bolt, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. MO, home rented, $10.00
    Hale, Velma, wife, 18, m. at 15, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. MO
    Hale, Mildred, daughter, 1, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. MO.
  17. 1940 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri; Roll: m-t0627-02117; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 49-16
    Hunter, Bert M, head, 45, truck driver, flour mill, b. MO, home rented, $14
    Hunter, Velma, wife, 28, b. MO
    Hunter, Evelyn, daughter, 14, b. MO
    Hunter, Helen, daughter, 12, b. MO
    Hale, Mildred, stepdaughter (step daughter), 11, b. MO
    all living in Springfield, Greene, MO, in 1935.
  18. "US City Directories, 1822-1995", digital image, Ancestry.com, Springfield City Directory, 1946, "Hunter, Bert M (Velma L) mill wkr Western Feed Co r426 W State."
See alsoThurmon King's Database, 15060
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