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Obituary for Velma Jean Hardy (Remley)

Velma Remley Hardy, 78, formerly of Salem, Va., passed away on April 8th in Palmyra, Va., after a lengthy battle with ALS. Velma was born in Allegheny County, Va. to Everett Charles Remley and Helen Mae Remley, and attended Allegheny High school. As she grew up, her first love in life was reading. In her twenties, she met her true love, Richard. They fell in love in a matter of days. After enjoying being married for a few years, they began a family; complete with Robin & Rick. As a family, they loved spending time together camping and visiting the beach. Being a gentle and loving mother was of the greatest importance to Velma and she certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly loving her family. Velma retired from the VA Medical Center as a Medical Librarian and owner of Helping Hands Cleaning Service.

Velma is survived by her daughter, Robin Hardy-Small, and her husband, Peter of Palmyra, Va.; her son Rick Hardy of Salem. Va.; and granddaughter, Kailyn Hardy, of Roanoke, Va. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Richard Carlton Hardy; father, Everett Remley; mother, Helen Remley; and sister, Ellen Remley.

A Celebration of Velma's life will be held at John Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. The family will be present to welcome friends on Saturday, April 16, 2022, from 10 until 11 am. Services will begin at 11 am with Pastor Roy Kanode officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 pm at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery, Clifton Forge.

In lieu of flowers; please consider making memorial donations in Velma's memory to Hospice of the Piedmont, or the ALS Association.

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