July 11, 1922 - February 18, 2021
Burial Date: February 22, 2021
Velma Marie Kious Allen, age 98, of Lima, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at 9:30 p.m., at the Meadows of Delphos.
She was born July 11, 1922 in Marion County, OH, to John and Elsie (Lhamon) Bailey who preceded her in death. She married George Kious in 1940 and he was killed in 1945 in World War II. She then married Robert C. Allen in 1947 and he died in 1975.
She was a retired employee of the Allentown Road KMart. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 96 and a former member of BPOE Lodge #54. She was an avid golfer with her husband, Robert.
Survivors include her children: Arch Lyle (Unalee) Kious of Ottoville and Linda Jean (Robert) Lause of Delphos; a son-in-law, Henry Sherwood of Auburn, WA; grandchildren: Todd (Teresa) Lause, John (Jan) Lause, Samantha Tatum and William Kious; great-grandchildren: Austin (Micah) Lause, Dylon (Samantha) Lause, Seth Lause, Kyli Lause, J.C. Tatum, Marissa Tatum, Jericho Kious and Vincent Kious; great-great-grandchildren: Gaige Lause and Roman Lause.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jo Sherwood, brother John Bailey and sisters Vondale Bailey and Violet Bosh.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. John Foster officiating.. Burial will follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.