Velma Ilene Pfaffe

Aug 18, 1924 - Sep 04, 2021

Velma Ilene Pfaffe

August 18, 1924 - September 04, 2021


Velma Ileen Pfaffe, age 97, of Quincy, died on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 11:51 a.m. in Good Samaritan Home.

Velma was born August 18, 1924 in Rural Adams County, Illinois, a daughter of Joseph Franklin and Elnora Bliven Whitney. She married Frederick Larkin Pfaffe on August 12, 1943 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death.

Velma was a 1942 graduate of Liberty High School. The majority of Velma's professional career was spent working as a sales associate at various clothing stores, including Halbach-Schroeder Co., Sears, and DiOre Shoes and Boutique. She also owned and operated her own daycare for a number of years. Most recently, Velma had been employed in private home health care.

Velma loved the Bible, which she studied frequently. In her younger years, she had been an active member at both St. Mary and St. Boniface Catholic Churches. Currently, Velma was a devoted member of Bethel Assembly of God.

Survivors include two daughters: Sharon (Dennis) Stephens of Quincy, IL; and Deborah (Gregory) Fischer of Quincy, IL; her son-in-law, Michael Farha of Quincy; 13 grandchildren: Darren Stephens; Jeffrey Stephens; Chris (Kim) Stephens; Chadwick (Laura) Fischer; Nathan (Jennifer) Fischer; Ryan (Meegan) Fischer; Evan (Erin) Fischer; Alissa (fiancée, Josh Holtman) Fischer; Elizabeth (Brandon) Williams; and Sarah Farha, Michael (Emily) Farha, Aaron Farha, and Matthew Farha of all of Quincy; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Velma was preceded in death by her parents; three children: Ted Pfaffe, Larkin Pfaffe, and Jeanne Farha; a grandson, Dennis Stephens, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Tylor and Jeffrey Stephens; and nine siblings: Joseph, Virgil, George, and John Whitney; and Lou Mummy, Mary Call, Viola Orebaugh, Lola Shank, and her twin sister, Thelma Waters.

Services: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Bethel Assembly of God, with Pastor Todd Hastings officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Bethel Assembly of God.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God or Good Samaritan Home. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

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Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 10:00 am
Bethel Chruch

839 S 12th Street
Quincy, IL 62301

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