Velda Jean Partain was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Kansas, to Howard and Myrtle (Thompson) Asher. She passed away at her home on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the age of 78 years 11 months and 11 days.

A lifelong Delaware County resident, Velda was a 1956 Kansas High School graduate. She married LeeVon Partain on Oct. 15, 1955. She would raise her family in Kansas. She loved her family and became the family genealogist. She enjoyed spending time with all of the family.

Velda was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kansas and taught Sunday School there for many years. She had a passion for Bible study.

She and LeeVon were always available when there was a community need, helping people during difficult times. They would often travel together due to LeeVon's work as a pipeline welder.

Velda is preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jack Asher.

She is survived by her husband LeeVon Partain of the home; two daughters, Sherry Morris and husband Eric and Terry Katz all of Kansas; three great-grandchildren, Whitney Woodruff and his wife Stephani of Wagoner, Ashley D. Woodruff and his wife Jennifer of Kansas, and Connor Katz of Oklahoma City; great-grandson, Ashley Ray Woodruff; one sister, Rosetta Welch; two brothers, Howard J. Asher and Dennis P. Asher all of Kansas; as well as many other friends and loved ones.

Final arrangements are pending under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home, Tahlequah.