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Velma O'Hair Dawes

Monday, May 28, 2012

Velma O'Hair Dawes, 92, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012.

She was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Greencastle to the late Ernest and Nettie O'Hair.

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She worked at Western Electric/AT & T for 34 years.

Velma and her late husband, Carrell G. Dawes, owned the Panda Restaurant at Ohio and Meridian streets in Indianapolis in the early 1960s.

She was a member of Burge Terrace Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Gene and daughter-in-law Karen, two grandsons, John Paul (Leslie) and Stephen (Kim); five great-grandchildren, Peter, Lauren, Lydia, Hunter and Taylor; two sisters: Ada Craver and Doris Smith, and two brothers, Jim O'Hair and Reece O'Hair.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Clarence O'Hair.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 at Flanner and Buchanan, Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday prior to services from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burge Terrace Baptist Church, 9345 Brookville Rd., Indianapolis, IN.

Please visit www.flannerbuchanan.com.