Velma Dawn Gottschalk, 37, of Houstonia, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at I-70 Community Hospital, Sweet Springs.
She was born May 17, 1976 in Sweet Springs, a daughter of Don and Reeca (Tuggle) Arnold.
She was a 1994 graduate of Smithton High School. She was a very artistic person and loved scrapbooking, painting and drawing. She aspired to be a published author and was in the process of working on a book.
Besides her parents, she is survived by one son, Trevor Gottschalk of the home; her maternal grandpa, Dan (Martha) Tuggle of Sedalia; two sisters, Allison (Rick) Johnson of Houstonia, Hope Arnold of Houstonia; two brothers, Jared (Shela) Arnold of Houstonia, Eric Arnold (Lacy Hiller) of Houstonia; three nephews, Keaton, Devon, Brady; and three nieces, Taylar, Makayla, Emma.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joe and Esther Arnold; and her maternal grandma, Allison Tuggle.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia with Chaplin Ray Haught officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences to the family at www.reafuneralservice.com.