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Velda S. Vogt

Velda S. Vogt, 92, passed away on March 15, 2019. She was born on November 17, 1926 to the late Albert and Maudie Pierce. She worked for 25 years at Firestone as a secretary, she then became a florist, and volunteered at Akron General. She enjoyed flower gardening, quilting, and sewing. Velda and her husband were instrumental in the development of the Buckeye Trail and were avid hikers.

Velda was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; sister, Mavis Box; brother, Levis Pierce. She is survived by her nephew, Eric Box; brother-in-law, Jerell Box; sister-in-law, Frances Pierce; many loving friends who treated her like family; including her dear friend, Jane Nickerson.

A funeral service will be held at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. Akron, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.

In lieu flowers, donations may be made to

Allenside Presbyterian Church

410 Rexford St, Akron, OH 44314. 

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Debbie Moreck Mar 17 2019 12:00 AM

Precious cousin we did not see as often as we would have liked, she having lived in Akron, Ohio and her family remaining in North Alabama. Her annual visits to visit sister, Mavis, were enjoyed by all of us. She will be missed.
The family sends heartfelt THANKS to friend, Jane Nickerson, for all her assistance in so many ways. God bless you, Jane. With love and appreciation from Velda's cousins in Alabama:
Gail Langley, Betty Patterson, Frank Privett, Carl Black, Ben Black, Wendell Black

Ben Black Mar 17 2019 12:00 AM

She was a sweet lady. She worked with my mother, Virginia Jones, at Firestone for a number of years and they became great friends. She had been in my life since I was a childand thats over 60 years ago. Even though I moved to Texas in the early 80s, we stayed in contact. After my mom passed away in 2002, Id still swing by to visit her whenever I was in town. She reminded me of my mom whenever I went. Special thanks to Ms. Nickerson for scrolling through Veldas answering machine to find me and let me know of her passing. She was and always will be Aunt Velda to me.

Tom Jones Mar 17 2019 12:00 AM

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