Vivian Ann Stockwell
April 26, 1943 – July 26, 2019
Vivian A. (Cooper) Stockwell, 76, died peacefully July 26, 2019 at home in Poway, CA. She was born April 26, 1943 of Belvin L. and Armilda L. (Langston) Cooper in AR and their only child. She was the widow of Homer E. Stockwell, married 1990-2009. After Arkansas, she lived in Memphis, Dallas, “Northeast” Kansas City, and Liberty prior to moving in with her descendants in mid-May 2019.
Family was #1 to Vivian, and she lived a life of service through her: * job as a registered nurse in the operating room and later a teacher of RNs getting their bachelor’s degree at Park College. * church as a Deacon and then Elder of Independence Blvd Christian Church and transferred to Liberty Christian Church. * organizations.
She was president of two organizations: * “Worthy Matron” 1983: Order of the Eastern Star – Northeast Chapter, which later merged with Eastgate Chapter * “Regent” 2018: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution – Alexander Doniphan Chapter
She was also involved with the following: * Girl Scout parent * International Order of Rainbow for Girls – North Kansas City Advisory Board Member * Grand Cross of Color – North Kansas City * Colonial Dames XVII Century – Kansas City Chapter * National Society United Daughters of 1812 * United Daughters of the Confederacy * National Society Dames of the Court of Honor
For fun, she liked to travel, tracked records and documented genealogy for both parents, is a member of the Red Hat Society, and enjoyed playing cards with Homer and friends.
In mid-May 2019, Vivian moved in with her survivors – daughter Sherilyn C. (Sneed) Camerlinck married to David J., granddaughters Dallas J. and Danielle J. Camerlinck, and great-grandson “Cooper” (Dallas’s son).
Vivian was afflicted with multiple health issues: breast cancer, sarcoidosis of the lungs, hystoplasmosis, and kidney failure (not yet needing dialysis). On July 9, 2019, Danielle heard Vivian call for help as she breathed heavily. Realizing the urgent situation, Danielle got David to attend to Vivian as she called 911. Vivian suffered a heart attack and immediately received CPR. She was then taken by ambulance to the best cardiology hospital in the San Diego area per the paramedics. A temporary pacemaker was placed, and then she was administered antibiotics for pneumonia. When sedation wore off a couple of days later, a permanent pacemaker was placed. She then survived atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and super ventricular tachycardia. Therefore, a pacemaker with defibrillator was recommended but when laid flat in the operating room, she coded, and the procedure was canceled. She then went through three rounds of dialysis, and fluid remained in her lungs. At one point, she seemed to be recovering, but then her body weakened. Speaking and mobility declined, but her mind remained sharp. A cardiologist explained the sarcoidosis affected her heart. Mom requested Hospice in the morning on July 24 with a two-week maximum prognosis and arrived home that evening where Sherilyn and David cared for her when medical staff were not present. Sherilyn slept on the couch beside her hospital bed in the living room. A nurse visited around midnight on July 26. At 5 a.m. Sherilyn discovered that she passed away in her sleep.
Services at Liberty Christian Church: 427 E. Kansas Street, Liberty, MO 64068
Visitation: Thursday, August 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
Memorial: Saturday, August 3, 1:00 p.m.
Burial at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, KS with her parents: Friday August 9, 10 a.m. Must arrive by 9:30. Let Sherilyn know if you plan to go.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society because 1,620 die of cancer every day. Gratefully, Vivian survived breast cancer (1992), and her father survived colon cancer. However, her paternal grandmother died of colon cancer and second husband died of pancreatic cancer. You may donate at the church services or online at https://donate3.cancer.org/?lang=en&_ga=2.206117019.967441946.1564533331-1333715358.1564533331
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- Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 3, 2019
- Burial Friday, August 9, 2019
Vivian Ann Stockwell
Robert and Sue Wiggins
August 6, 2019
We will always remember the fun we had playing cards with Vivian. She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed.
August 6, 2019
My condolences to the family of Vivian. Prayers for the family. I got to know Vivian fairly well helping doing THE FULTON COUNTY HISTORY BOOK. The first time I met her personally was at my sister's (Sue Wiggins) home in Blue Springs, Mo. My brother-in-law, Bob Wiggins grew up around Liberty. May God comfort you during this very difficult time. My husband, Bob Russell who died one year ago knew her well and the family as he picked cotton when the family lived near the Coopers at Hardy. His dad, Bob Russell (same name) as my husband knew the family well because they did not live far from THE RUSSELLS. PRAYERS & MAY GOD BLESS AND COMFORT THE FAMILY. Kay Russell
Bob & Virginia Schorller
August 2, 2019
Vivian was a dear Friend she will be missed...
Rose Alice & Janet Chandler/Hensley
July 31, 2019
Sherilyn, David, and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fond memories of Vivian and all the times at Independence Boulevard Christian Church where she contributed her time, talents, and smile.
With sincere condolences,
Rose Alice & Janet