Velma (Stover) Haynes celebrated her 98th birthday from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the home of her daughter, Margaret JoAnn Smith (Steve) of Daleville.
She was born Sept. 23, 1912, in Upland, Ind. She owned and operated Haynes Bicycle Shop for more than 25 years with her late husband, Dale Haynes. She attends New Horizon United Methodist Church in Anderson and taught a Sunday school class for 50 years at the Noble Street location.
Velma also has three sons, Bruce Haynes (Sue) of Anderson, Roger Haynes of Knightstown, and Phillip Haynes (deceased). She also has eight grandchildren, one deceased; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.