The Life and Inspiring Poetry of a Woman from Kansas.

Velma Cochren Priest Terry, daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother (1915-1999).

Her Life

Married at age 15 in Kansas.  Mother to ten children of which only seven survived infancy. Raised five children by herself after being deserted by her first husband in Missouri. Married again to have five more children in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. 

Became a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church under the ministry of Rev. Sally Flippin in Wichita, Kansas in the early 1950's. Charter member of churches in Wellington, Kansas in the early 1960's. 

Trained as a Nurse's Aide and served as special care attendent at local hospitals in Wellington, Kansas. 

Retired to the Ozarks in the 1970's and published two books of poetry before the death of her husband and her own subsequent failing health. 

She lived to see her dreams fulfilled as almost all of her children became active in church and several in various forms of ministry. She saw too her grandchildren being raised in Christian homes. She lived to see the fulfilment of her ongoing prayers that God would care for, protect, and guide her children.