Velma Ruby Hoock

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Velma was born to Jacob I. and Margaret (Reimer) Johnson on February 24, 1924, in Felt, Oklahoma. She passed away in Corn Heritage Village Apartments in Corn, Oklahoma, on Friday, May 8, 2015. Velma was a sister to Marvin, who was born in 1922, and Harvey, who was born in 1931. Jacob Jr. passed away at the age of one and a half years when Velma was seven. After living in the dusty panhandle, the Johnson family moved to the Corn community in 1931. Velma accepted the Lord as her personal Savior while in junior high school and was baptized in Siemen’s pond. She attended school in Corn and graduated from Corn High School in 1943. Velma would work many long and hard hours for her parents in the Johnson Grocery and Meat Market. While working in the market, she caught the “eye” of John Hoock, who was working for Gene Hamm at his gas station across the street from the grocery store. They were married August 5, 1945, and made their home in Corn until settling on a farm north of Corn in 1947.Velma was a member of the Junior Mission Circle since their first meeting in 1946, and was one of the last two chartered members still living on their last meeting in April of 2014. She worked in Clinton for many years at the Clinton Turkey Plant, and later workedas a waitress for Tena’s Café, Dutch Touch and Dirk’s Café. In 1976, they moved back into town in Corn. Sadly, on October 20, 2009, John passed away after 64 years of marriage. Velma moved into her apartment at Corn Heritage Village in August of 2014. She enjoyed doing hand embroidery work and making quilts, baking, Elvis Presley music, reading, and spending time with her family. Memorials may be made to the Corn Heritage Village. Velma is survived by two daughters, Peggy Brown and husband, Bruce of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Theresa Clark and husband, Terrel of Sentinel, Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Chris Shields of Sentinel, Oklahoma, Kevin Brown and wife, Brandi of Broken Arrow, Cassidy Brown and husband, Paul of College Station, Texas, Kimberly Whitefield and husband, Robert of Hydro, Oklahoma, and Kris Base and husband, Steven of Apache, Oklahoma; greatgrandchildren, Jayce Shields of Cortez, Colorado, Braydon, Kade and Ryker Brown of College Station, Texas, Camryn Brown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Zach and Allison Mogg of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Reason Moore ofHydro, Oklahoma, and Tatum and Teagun Base of Apache, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Betty Ann Johnson of Enid, Oklahoma, Mandy Hoock and B.D. Hoock of Corn, Oklahoma, Namie Penner of Weatherford, Oklahoma, and Bertha Dalkeof Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; special friend, Archie Flaming; and many nieces, nephews and countless friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Marvin, Jacob Jr. and Harvey; one grandson, Michael A. Brown; granddaughter, Terri Shields; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.