Vivian Wohlhueter Deffendall, 93, passed away peacefully,
She was one of nine children. Vivian moved
Viv was a member of the Wesleyan Sunday School class and loved the lessons, outings and their company. She was willing to help with any duty in the church. Viv especially looked forward to peeling apples for the church's apple pie fundraiser every year at Golden Heritage Days.
Vivian took pride in taking care of her yard and her flowers. She loved being outside and spent many hours on her porch waving to friends. Vivian's warmth and friendliness made family, friends, and strangers smile. Her enthusiasm for life and her boundless energy was admired by all who met her. She was happiest when she was visiting with family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Frashier of Carmi, Ill.; sons, Kenny (Marilyn) Staley of Mascoutah, Ill., Tony (Krista) and Farley (Terri) Deffendall of Princeton; stepdaughters, Clara Steiner of Anchorage, Alaska and Kay Harris of Dallas, Texas; sister, Irene Millikan of Urbana, Ill.; brother, Gerald Wohlhueter of Evansville; grandchildren, Gary Evans, Becky (Mark) Stanley, Susie Ellison, Doug (Karin) Evans, Dale (Peggy) Staley, Didi (Mark) Haley, Shellie (Greg) Kyle, TJ, Kayna, Casey, Cody Deffendall; stepgrandchildren, Rod Steiner, Ronda (Chip) Dodd, Lisa (Tom) Dickson, Tracy Steiner, Casey (Yvette) Harris, Kelly (Brian) Arnold, Becky Majors, Brenda (David) Hicks, Terri (Terry) Wilson, Kelly (Joyce) Deffendall, Devin Deffendall; 43 greatgrandchildren; 14 greatgreatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Ruth Stevens and Ruby Wolfe.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her husband, Howard Deffendall; her brothers, Gilbert, Cyril, Vic, Oscar and Ralph Wohlhueter; sister, Agnus Gunter; stepsons, Don, Rick and Russ Deffendall; grandson, Mike Evans; and stepgrandsons, David and Keith Steiner.
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