Velma Margaret (Paisley) Schlemmer, of Troy, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Koester Pavilion in Troy.  She was born on November 22, 1911 in Old Washington, OH to the late Robert C. and Estella M. (Pollock) Paisley.  She was married to Nelson Schlemmer and he preceded her in death in 1982.

Velma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Robert and Alice Schlemmer of Troy; granddaughter: Sarah (Malvern) Connett of Union, KY and grandson: Rob (Holly) Schlemmer of Los Angeles, CA; and great-grandsons: Samuel and Ethan Connett.  In addition to her parents and her husband, Velma was preceded in death by her sister: Doris Love.

Velma was a graduate of The Ohio State University.  She was a retired educator from the Troy City Schools after 20 years of service.  She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Troy, where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years.  She was a trained Stephen Minister and a member of many committees of the church.  She was a Past President and Board member of the Troy Historical Society and the Museum of Troy History.  She was a former guest presenter on Troy history for Leadership Troy.  She was a proud member of the PEO, Chapter DY.  She was a volunteer and levy committee worker for the Troy Hayner Cultural Center.  In 1992, she was the recipient of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  Velma loved to play bridge and taught many to play and enjoy the game.  She was also active in book club, garden club and music club.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Baird Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Lauren Allen officiating.  Private interment in Riverside Cemetery, Troy.  Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ, 120 South Market Street, Troy, OH 45373.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at