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Velma R. Durand Jinks, 97, of Bement, IL., passed away at 8:40 P.M. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.
 
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Monday, December 12, 2016, at the Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St. Bement, IL. There will be no visitation. Pat Tieman will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.
 
Velma was born on August 27, 1919, in Stonington, IL., a daughter of Allen and Edna Howe Krieger. She married Leo Durand, Jr and he passed away in May, 1945. She later married Marlin Jinks on November 25, 1949, in Decatur, IL., and he passed away on August 31, 1983. Surviving children include; Richard (Sue) Durand of Decatur, IL., Shirley (Jim) Beckhart of Mt. Zion, IL., and Karen Nelsen of Bement, IL. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a son-in-law; William Larimore, a daughter-in-law; Lisa Jinks. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, 1 sister, 1 brother, 1 son; Thomas Jinks and 1 daughter; Pamela Larimore, and son-in-law; Charles Nelsen. Velma loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
 
Aaron and Susie Hinds, of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, IL., have the honor to serve the family of Velma Ruth Jinks. “Our Family Is Here To Serve Your Family”

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