Velma Ethel Klipstein, 91, of New Iberia, La., formerly of Mauriceville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Velma was a native of Bleakwood; born Oct. 13, 1921 to Alma (Herrin) and Gail Miller.She lived in Mauriceville for 54 years, and the last 12 years in New Iberia. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Orange. She enjoyed painting, baking, cooking, and working in her yard.
She was preceded in death by parents, and brothers, Raymond Miller, Wayne Miller and Jackie Miller.
She is survived by her husband, E. W. Klipstein of New Iberia; daughters, Shirley Dossett and husband, Edward of Wasola, MO, Charlotte Barkley of Lake Fork, Wanda Roach of Spring; sons, Larry Cooper and wife, Lettie of Lake Charles, Gail Klipstein and wife, Pat of Mauriceville, Michael Klipstein and Kathleen of New Iberia; sisters, Maxine Tankersley of Willis, Melba Pemberton and husband, Jimmy of Hearne; brothers, L. G. Miller and wife, Viana of Bridge City, Floyd Miller and wife, Geneva of Hot Spring, Ar; 15 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 7. Burial was at Bob Herrin Cemetery in Bon Wier.
Honoring Velma as pallbearers were Timmy East, Mike Walton, Greg Walton, Rodney Cooper, Derrick Cooper and Kevin Klipstein.