Vivian Albin

September 9, 1918June 12, 2012

Vivian VanWinkle Albin, 93, passed away, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center with her family by her side. Vivian was the daughter of Cyrus and Cordelia VanWinkle. Vivian married her high school sweetheart, Gayle Albin, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Gayle; daughter, Shirley Heneisen, and brothers, Eugene, Lee, and Earl VanWinkle.

Vivian was a 66 year member of Grace Baptist Church. She served 30 years as Director of Children’s Ministry and was involved with other related ministries. Vivian had a servant’s heart and was a blessing to all who knew her.

Surviving are her beloved family members; a son, Lonnie (Sue) Albin; daughter, Linda (Danny) Wilkinson; and a son-in-law, Virgil Heneisen. She was blessed with eight grandchildren; Michael (Becky) Heneisen, Kelly (Steve) Luker, Scott Heneisen, Darron Albin, Randy (Janey) Albin, Kendyl (Jason) Ashworth, Dean (Amy) Wilkinson, and Lynn (Tim) Alford. Vivian leaves behind 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Eloise Heitzman and Virginia Taynton; sister-in-law, Lilly VanWinkle, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to two very special cousins, Richard and Phyllis Luttrull, for their many acts of compassion, kindness, and never-ending labors of love. Thanks to Dr. Chester Burkett, Nurse Karen, and staff for their loving care. Also, many thanks to VNA Charlier Hospice Center for their understanding and tender care.

Funeral services will be 11:00AM, Friday, June 15, 2012, at Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel with burial at Alexander Memorial Park in Evansville. Friends may call from 4:00PM to 8:00PM, Thursday, June 14, 2012, and Friday 10:00AM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the VNA Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713.

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  • Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2012

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Roy Burk

June 27, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss, what a legacy she has left behind!

Daniel Bacon

June 19, 2012

"Cast your bread upon the waters, for you shall find it after many days." Ecclesiastes 11:1. Aunt Vivian lived by example as a true loving, giving saint who always thought of others and nurtured so many people in her life. May we live our lives as Aunt Vivian always did, by reaching out to others.and being kind to those we interact with in life.

Sandie Snyder

June 18, 2012

I have so many memories of coming to see Aunt Vivian and Uncle Gale over the years. Then Daryl and I taking our girls, and them taking there boys. We will forever miss them, but never forget them. So sorry we could not be there with the family. To my family my love and prayers are with you all.
Sandie VanWinlke Snyder and Daryl

peg poston

June 18, 2012

Dearest family ,
So sorry to hear about Vivian passing. I would have attended the service for Vivian , how ever my sister Helen was admitted to VNA Charlier , Wednessday . Helen passed this morning at 4 AM I will never forget the Albin Family
I have said many times Gayle and Vivian were my spiritual family in the mid and late fourty's
May you feel God's presence thru this time
In christian Love Peg (Derrington)

Suzanne(Suzie) (Neu) Parker Pastizzo

June 16, 2012

Prayers and condolences to your and your family. Suzanne (Neu) Parker Pastizzo

Brenda Duncan

June 16, 2012

I just loved Vivian and Gayle. My first Sunday School teaching job was with them both (in the childrens dpt) at Grace Baptist Church. Vivian was such a sweet, loving woman. I consider it a privilege to have known her.

June 16, 2012

Dear Lonnie and Linda ..... Praying for you in the passing of your mom ......I have special memories of her and your dad .......Now they are together again ......She was such a wonderful person in my life......woody parish ......Rev. and Mrs. william E Parish .......Flowery Branch Georgia

Jack Fox

June 15, 2012

As a child of Claude and Gladys Fox I attended Grace church where the Albins and Foxes were good friends. Then after my parents entered the ministry we would return to visit family. Those trips included wonderful visits to "Gayle and Vivian's". I always looked forward to the laughter and the fun on the farm there.
Shirley, Lonnie and Linda, the Fox family thanks you for the heritage left by your parents. And our condolences on this occasion.

Sharon Long

June 15, 2012

Lonnie, Sue and family

Very sorry for your loss. I'm sure all of you will miss her very much. You have my deepest sympathy.

Edna Lefler

June 14, 2012

So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many.