Velva Louise Trotter, a beloved and cherished individual, entered into rest on August 4, 2023, in the serene city of Vero Beach, Florida. Born on February 4, 1937, in the vibrant city of Kansas City, Missouri, Velva's life journey was one marked by dedication and love in every aspect.
From a young age, Velva pursued her education with vigor and graduated from Northeast High School. This foundation would serve as a steppingstone for her future endeavors. Velva embarked on her professional career as a line worker for Western Electric, now known as AT&T. She dedicated herself to this role with unwavering commitment until retiring in the early 1990’s. Her contribution and commitment to her work were nothing short of commendable.
Life was not merely about work for Velva; she had an unending love for various hobbies and interests. She possessed an uncanny eye for antiquing and found joy in scouring garage sales, swap shops, and flea markets for hidden treasures. Velva's Sundays were devoted to being a Sunday school teacher within the Baptist Community—a testament to her compassion and desire to impart knowledge and faith.
Family held a special place in Velva's heart, and she relished every precious moment spent with them. Her love extended beyond her immediate family; she cared deeply for her friends and community members alike.
When not engaged in teaching or spending time with loved ones, Velva sought solace in travel. Her adventures took her to the serene Lakes of the Ozarks as well as far-flung destinations like Hawaii and Europe. These journeys allowed her to immerse herself in diverse cultures while forging lasting memories.
Velva leaves behind an admiring family who will forever cherish their encounters with such a remarkable soul. She is survived by her daughters Terry (Steve) Hill, Rhonda (David) Dykal, and Cindy (Dave) Fanney. Additionally, she leaves a legacy through her grandchildren Clint (Julie) Fanney, Daryn Fanney, Ryan Dykal, Nick Dykal, Courtney (Max) Gallaway, Shannon Hill, and great-grandchildren Karlie Fanney, Leyna Fanney, Riley Gallaway and August Gallaway. She now joins those above, including her beloved husband, Joe Trotter, parents Roscoe and Vina Hipkins, and sister, Joanne Hipkins.
To commemorate Velva's remarkable life and to celebrate her unparalleled impact on our lives, services will be held at the Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence, Missouri. Visitation will take place from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on August 11, 2023. A Funeral Service will follow at the same location from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Velva will be laid to rest in the peaceful grounds of Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence during the Interment ceremony following the service.
Velva Louise Trotter touched countless hearts with her unwavering love, immense dedication, and contagious enthusiasm for life. She shall forever remain etched within our memories as a beacon of light and an inspiration for all those fortunate enough to have known her. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary soul, let us remember and celebrate her legacy of kindness and the profound impact she had on each of our lives.