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Velva E. Curry

1922-2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Velva E. Curry, 96, died Tuesday, July 30, at her home in Waxahachie. 

Visitation was at 10 a.m. Monday at Dutton Funeral Home. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

Mrs. Curry was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Sulphur, Okla. She spent her early years traversing the picturesque Oklahoma hills with her siblings. During World War II, she traveled to San Francisco and worked as a telegraph operator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from East Central University in Ada, Okla., in 1944, and her master’s in education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls in 1976. She began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Alva, Okla., and also taught in Iowa Park, at Reagan and Barwise Junior Highs in Wichita Falls, and at Valley View and Electra. She finished her teaching career at Notre Dame Elementary in Wichita Falls. She was a longtime resident of Iowa Park, moving to Waxahachie in May of this year to be nearer to family. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park for many years before recently joining Central Presbyterian Church in Waxahachie, where her son, the Rev. Matt Curry, is pastor. She enjoyed being part of the Andrews Sunday school class. She was an avid reader of the Bible, Sunday school teacher and taught Bible classes at the nursing home in Iowa Park for 10 years. She enjoyed traveling and bus tour sightseeing trips across the United States with her sister and took a Hawaiian cruise with her daughter. She traveled the world while in her 80s and made two trips to Israel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Les Curry, on July 22, 1988; and by her brothers, Acie and Grady Fox; and her sister, Mary Stephens.

Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Roades of Bryan; a son, the Rev. Matt Curry, of Waxahachie; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park or Central Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie.