Velma E. Titus


The funeral for Velma E. Titus will be 12:00pm Friday, February 10th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery in the spring. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home beginning at 11:00am.

Velma passed away Tuesday, January 31st at the Samaritan Summit Village. She was 94 years old.

Born in Stowe, Vermont July 29, 1922, Velma was a daughter of Heman and Edith Magoon Sweet. She married Ell Titus in Stowe on November 1, 1939. Mr. Titus passed away October 27, 2011.

Velma was a homemaker, and was also a member of the Standard Church, known now as the Grace Wesleyan Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was also the cook for the Burke Camp of Standard Church for many years.

Velma enjoyed find-a-word puzzles, playing guitar and singing hymns at church with her husband, sewing, baking, playing Skipbow with her friends & family, cats, and collecting ceramic frogs. More than anything else she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra L. and Samuel Skinner of Brownville; a granddaughter, Melissa (Scott) Lomber of Canandaigua; 2 grandsons, Timothy Skinner of Watertown, Ryan Skinner of Orlando, FL; a great-granddaughter, Samantha (Kyle) Delaney of Houston, TX; a great-grandson, Mark (Courtney) Lomber of Canandaigua; a great-great grandson, Jace Lomber; and a brother, Jim Sweet. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Ell, Velma is predeceased by siblings Donelle, Mona, Iris, Beverly, Rita, Avis, & Deonne.

Donations may be made in her name to Grace Wesleyan Church, 311 Prospect St., Watertown, New York 13601.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made online at

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