Velma Louise Espy 1931 - 2015

Velma Louise Fish Espy, 84, of Bonner Springs, KS, passed into Heaven with her family by her side July 22, 2015. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Sunday at Maple Hill Funeral Home, where the Funeral Service will be 10 AM Monday. Burial at Edwardsville Cemetery. Velma was born January 23, 1931 to Oscar and Zella Fish. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles "Bud" Espy, 2 sons, Robert L. Bethard, James W. Bethard, brother James Fish and sister Lorna Pape. Velma leaves behind son, Howard "Ed" and Carol Bethard, grand daughters Angel Witt, Carrie Bethard, Misty Jennings, Mandi Bethard, Kimberly Day and Kelly Fowler; son Mike Bethard, grandson Sean Bethard and grand daughter Samantha Bethard; daughter Linda Holmes, grandson Aaron Wessinger and grand daughter Sasha Wessinger; daughter in law, Linda Bethard, grandson Heath Bethard, grand daughter Jenny Smith, daughter in law Dana Bethard, grand daughter Jaime Bethard and grandson Brandon Bethard; Brothers Tom and Joyce Fish; Gilbert and Pat Fish; John and Betty Fish; Sister Carol and Clint Babcock and Judith and Lowell Hurt; numerous great grand children, nieces and nephews. Please visit Velma's memorial website at