Velma Jack Havenner
Velma Jack Havenner, 92 On Sunday, 18 June 2017, passed peacefully at home in Swan Point, MD, surrounded by her immediate family. Born Nov. 15, 1924 in Ivywood, PA, she was the daughter of the late John P. Jack and Ruth Fleming Jack. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers: LeRoy R. Jack, John J. “Joe” Jack, and Clifford Jack.
Velma graduated from Butler High School with a commercial certification in short hand and typing skills. She moved to Philadelphia, PA, and went to work with the War Assets Administration. From there, she moved to Washington, DC, and was offered a position with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was there that she met the love of her life, John E. “Jack” Havenner. They married in 1957, and after their daughter Diana was born the next year, moved to Camp Springs, Md., then to Waldorf, Md., before settling in since 1987 in Swan Point, Md. Velma and Jack celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with friends and family this past February where this picture was taken.
Velma had an endearing laugh, amazingly positive attitude, and loved helping others which she did all her life. Her love of family, and the joy she received and gave while doing things for and with her daughter and her grandchildren had no limit. She could be quoted almost daily of how blessed she was to have the family she adored and whom adored her.
Velma is sur vived by her loving husband, Jack Havenner; her daughter, Diana Havenner of Prince Frederick, MD; her grandchildren: Brittani Croft (Dustin) of Barnwell, SC; John-Brooks “JB” Bowling, of Alexander City, AL; her sisters-in-law: Marilyn Butterfield, Shirley Page, Janet Davis; her brother-in-law, Paul Havenner; and an extended family of nephews and niece and their children.
The family will receive family and friends at the Raymond Funeral Home, 5635 Washington Ave., LaPlata, MD 20646, at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 26th. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on June 27th at the Christ Church of LaPlata, 112 Charles St., LaPlata, MD. 20646. Afterward, a procession will leave the church and travel to Christ Church — Wayside, 13050 Rock Point Road, Newburg, MD 20664, where Velma will be laid to rest.
Memorial Donations may be made in Velma Havenner’s name to either: Calvert County Animal Welfare League (CAWL), 1040 N. Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick, Md. 20678 (www.cawlrescue.org) OR to Christ Church – Wayside., P.O. Box 177, Newburg, Md. 20664 (www.christchurchwayside.com)