SHREVEPORT, La.–Graveside services for Valeria Woodell Webb, 88, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Forest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport, La.
A memorial service will follow on Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Shreveport, La. with a reception to follow.
She was born in Cove, Ark. on June 21, 1926 to Leslie and Freda Forehand Woodell and passed away on March 15, 2015 in Shreveport, La.
She met her future husband, Joe Webb, when he came into her father’s general store. He was a telegrapher for the Kansas City Southern Railway and had been assigned to work a temporary vacancy in Cove. They were married May 5, 1946 and moved to Kansas City. Later they moved to Pittsburg, Kan. and Heavener.
While living in Heavener, she was involved in The Order of the Eastern Star and Heavener Women’s Club. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, a member of the Heavener High School Band Parents Club, and a member of Heavener’s First Presbyterian Church. The family moved to Shreveport in 1964.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Webb; and her daughter, Carolyn Webb Warner.
She is survived by a son, Dennis Webb and wife Susan of Shreveport, La.; son-in-law, Bill Warner of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren, Jennifer Poe Umphress and husband Christian of Keller, Texas, Christopher Warner and wife Christy of Haltom City, Texas, Nancy Webb Greco and husband Beau of Rock Spring, Ga. and Steven Webb of Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Katherine Umphress, Lake and Lyla Warner, and Caleb and Hallie Greco.
Pallbearers are Christopher Warner, Steven Webb, Christian Umphress, Beau Greco, Mark McCrocklin and Elton Richey.
Visitation is Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home in Shreveport, La.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan St., Shreveport, LA 71101, or to the charity of your choice.