|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1927|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2002|
Vivian Aten, 75, of 305 S. 24th St., Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Silvis, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs.
Services were held Monday. Burial was Tuesday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Shriners Children's Hospital.
Mrs. Aten was born April 24, 1927, in New Orleans, La., daughter of Jeff and Eleanor Bell. She married O.W. "Corkie" Aten Dec. 31, 1945, in New Orleans, La. They made their home in Silvis for 17 years before moving to Blue Springs.
Vivian was a spirited person loved by all who met her. She had a way of making even a stranger laugh. She and her husband attended First United Methodist Church. While living in the Quad-Cities area, she was a member of the Eastern Star, Silvis. Quilting, sewing and cooking were among her many hobbies. Grandma Vivian "Fifi" especially enjoyed baking and shopping with her grandchildren.
Survivors (and spouses) include her husband of 57 years, O.W. "Corkie;" daughters, Georgia (David) Baraks, Coal Valley, Jennifer (John) Hanley, Ontario, Calif., and Marion (Pat) Collison, Bondurant, Iowa; sons, Jeffrey (Patti) Aten and Don (Carolyn) Aten, both of Blue Springs, and Bill (Grace) Aten, Apple Valley, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; three beautiful great-granddaughters; and sister, Rose Wharton. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
(Rock Island Argus, Oct. 2, 2002)
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island County
Plot: CA2 - 182
Created by: Paul Mack
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
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