Vivian Smith

Obituary of Vivian L. Smith

Vivian Lucille Fulks Smith was born on December 28, 1925, in Plato, Missouri to John Sherman and Lina Royster Fulks. On July 17, 1943, she married Doyle Smith. Vivian and Doyle enjoyed 70 wonderful years together. The majority of these years were spent in Licking, Missouri. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Doyle, two infant children, five siblings – Bonnie, Dale, Freida, Betty, and Marjorie, and one grandson, Jeffrey Ary. Vivian was a member of the Licking Church of Christ. She was a faithful member until her health prevented her from attending. Vivian enjoyed volunteering at the Sonshine and Rainbow Day School where she had the opportunity to help teach her great grandchildren as well as many others. She looked forward to preparing the tables and food for her church family for various church functions. First and foremost, Vivian was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was very proud of her family’s accomplishments. She worked at the Rawlings baseball factory, Dunlap Grocery Store and Texas County Mutual Insurance. Later, Vivian and Doyle opened an M.F.A. Insurance office in Licking. In later years, she opened the Country Curl Beauty Salon which she operated for eight years. Due to health issues, she closed her business and started a life-time hobby of quilting. Her family will treasure the beautiful quilts that were hand-pieced and hand-quilted. Family weddings, graduations and other special events were recognized with one of her quilts. Vivian also loved to cook for her family and friends. She was admired for her hot rolls, chocolate pie, and chocolate sheet cake. She was also well-known and remembered for her well-kept yard which she continued to do into her nineties. Vivian is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Ary of Canon City, Colorado, son, Charles (Linda) Smith of Licking, Missouri; grandchildren: John Paul (Carrie) Ary, Paula TerMeer of Canon City, Colorado, Brad (Teresa) Smith, Doug (Shannon) Smith of Licking, Missouri; great grandchildren: Sarah (Nick) Phillips, Josh (Christy) Ary, Sammie (Cooper) Trahern, all of Canon City, Colorado Libby (Kevin) Czarnecki of Denver, Colorado, Megan Smith of St. Louis, Missouri, Dakota Smith, Dillon (Taylor) Smith, and Brady (Brenley) Smith of Licking, Missouri, Nellie TerMeer and Vivian TerMeer of Canon City, Colorado; great great grandchildren: Prayli and Primli Smith of Licking, Missouri, Charley and William Trahern, Addison and Hudson Phillips, Jett and Avery Ary, all of Canon City, Colorado. Vivian will be greatly missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Vivian's name may be made to the Sonshine and Rainbow Day School at the Licking Church of Christ.
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Saturday
27
November

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Fox Chapel
128 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
573-674-2293
Sunday
28
November

Funeral Servicee

2:00 pm
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Church Of Christ
203 S Main St
Licking, Missouri, United States
Sunday
28
November

Committal Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Licking Cemetery
Main St & Hwy 63
Licking, Missouri, United States
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