OBITUARY

Vivian May White

July 28, 1918December 16, 2020
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Vivian M. White of St. Johns, Michigan went home to Heaven, welcomed by her Lord and Savior on December 16, 2020, at the remarkable age of 102. Vivian was born on July 28, 1918, in Newville, Indiana, the daughter of Omo and Pearl Richmond. She graduated in 1936 from Saint Joe High School, Saint Joe, Indiana.

Vivian was gifted at memorization and at a very young age did recitations at her childhood church, Newville, Church of Christ. Even at 102, she could still recite the alphabet “backwards”. She grew up on the banks of the St. Joe River where she learned and loved to fish. Michigan became her home around the 1940’s but she returned to Indiana often to visit family, friends, and her favorite town, Shipshewana.

Vivian enjoyed gardening, her flowers, cooking, baking, making everything from scratch. She loved her Indiana Red Bird, the Cardinal, and watching Hummingbirds come to her feeders. Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She and her little dog Lucy, who she called her “Little Baby Dumpling” had a special bond and Lucy brought her much comfort and love. Vivian was a member of Grove Bible Church and loved her church family. When she was able, she attended Senior Saints and loved when they honored her by making her Queen For a Day.

Vivian is survived by her children Larry (Yvonne) Crouse of Traverse City, Michigan; Sharon Dellvon of St. Johns, Michigan; Linda (Jim) Burton of Lebanon, Oregon; Rick White of Ovid, Michigan; her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of 40 years, Charles White; her brothers, Darrell and Carl Richmond; granddaughter Lori Crouse and son-in law, James Dellvon.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, Dewitt on December 21 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. The family will have a private service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Brendan Holmquist officiating. Funeral service will be live streamed to the Gorsline Runciman DeWitt Facebook page.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian’s memory to Grove Bible Church, St. Johns.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rick White
  • Keith Crouse
  • Richard Sweet
  • Bill Marrison
  • Tyler Sieben
  • Zachary Carter
  • DONATIONS

  • Grove Bible Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 21, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, December 21, 2020

Memories

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Lori Olsen

December 21, 2020

Vivian has been such a blessing in my life. Her humor, warmth, and unconditional love will be with me always. My heart aches for her family and all those that she has touched.

Sandy Richmond

December 21, 2020

I adopted Aunt Vivian as "my mom" when my mom went to heaven in 1976 at a young age. Aunt Vivian had an extraordinary "Sense of Humor" & just a month or so ago rattled off the Alphabet for me backwards on a phone call. Aunt Vivian remained extremely sharp & could tell us stories about her childhood up until about 3 wks ago & discuss current events without missing a beat. It was awesome having her in my life & it was an honor that I got to keep her 44 years longer than my "mom". Each & every time we were all together we would laugh lots, take crazy/fun pictures & have the time of our lives.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR SHARING HER.

Sandy

john smith

December 20, 2020

John and Vivian were the last 2 living 1st cousins on the Smith side of the families. John spent many of his young years around Vivian and Charlie and their family. They all enjoyed fishing and Vivian was always ready to go. We lost track of each other for many years then reconnected and have enjoyed the visits with Vivian,Sharon,Jim over the years. We will miss Vivian very much,what a nice lady she was. She lived a full life and was loved. Rest in peace now Vivian.Our condolences to the family. John and Loreen Smith, Vestaburg mi.

Richard & Dawn Hawks

December 19, 2020

Sherry,
We're so thankful for all the many years you and your family had your precious mother with you. Now we know that's she's with the Lord Jesus and you all will be with her throughout eternity.
Love and blessings, Richard & Dawn

Cassie Huff

December 18, 2020

I remember living near you as a kid & riding my bike over & sharing meals, good times. You shall be missed. This photo was from 92' with me & Dylan.

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Biography

Vivian M. White of St. Johns, Michigan went home to Heaven, welcomed by her Lord and Savior on December 16, 2020, at the remarkable age of 102. Vivian was born on July 28, 1918, in Newville, Indiana, the daughter of Omo and Pearl Richmond. She graduated in 1936 from Saint Joe High School, Saint Joe, Indiana.

Vivian was gifted at memorization and at a very young age did recitations at her childhood church, Newville, Church of Christ. Even at 102, she could still recite the alphabet “backwards”. She grew up on the banks of the St. Joe River where she learned and loved to fish. Michigan became her home around the 1940’s but she returned to Indiana often to visit family, friends, and her favorite town, Shipshewana.

Vivian enjoyed gardening, her flowers, cooking, baking, making everything from scratch. She loved her Indiana Red Bird, the Cardinal, and watching Hummingbirds come to her feeders. Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She and her little dog Lucy, who she called her “Little Baby Dumpling” had a special bond and Lucy brought her much comfort and love. Vivian was a member of Grove Bible Church and loved her church family. When she was able, she attended Senior Saints and loved when they honored her by making her Queen For a Day.

Vivian is survived by her children Larry (Yvonne) Crouse of Traverse City, Michigan; Sharon Dellvon of St. Johns, Michigan; Linda (Jim) Burton of Lebanon, Oregon; Rick White of Ovid, Michigan; her loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of 40 years, Charles White; her brothers, Darrell and Carl Richmond; granddaughter Lori Crouse and son-in law, James
Dellvon.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, Dewitt on December 21 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm. The family will have a private service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Brendan Holmquist officiating. Funeral service will be live streamed to the Gorsline Runciman DeWitt Facebook page.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian’s memory to Grove Bible Church, St. Johns.