Velma Jean “Vel” Robson 81, of Shadyside, Ohio passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born July 18, 1938, in Erie, PA, a daughter of the late Leon Alfred and Edith Mae Ditcher Knapp.

She was a retired buyer for the former Stone and Thomas Company Wheeling, WV, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 52 Bellaire, OH and a Protestant by faith.

Vel was a charter member of the Howard Long Wellness Center where she had many friends.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Leon Duane Knapp; and a brother-in-law, Harvey M. Yoder.

She was a devoted wife to Don for 33 years, who survives her. Also surviving are her step-children, Dana (Curtis) Robson-Workman of Dobson, NC, and Mark Robson of Houston, TX; three sisters, Patty (Dave) Bauschard of Charlotte, NC, Nancy Yoder of McDonough, GA, and Barbara (Bob) Fellows of Lilburn, GA; a brother, Dana (Linda) Knapp of Ocala, FL; two grandchildren, Matt Workman of Clover, SC, and Bethany Wilkinson of Hilton Head, SC; four great-grandchildren, Collin Workman, John Workman, Tate Wilkinson, and Hayes Wilkinson; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews.

Family and friends will be received from 2 -4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday with Reverend Seth Filburn officiating.

Interment follows at Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at TMCFunding.com

Condolences may be expressed to the family at bauknechtaltmeyer.com.