Vivian Maness of Iola went to be with the Lord at Allen County Regional Hospital on October 27th, 2018. She was 91. She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing.
Illah Vivian Lamphear was born February 11, 1927 on a farm in McDonald County, MO, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Minnie Evaline (Francisco) Lamphear. The family moved to Wheaton, MO in 1942 when the farm where they had previously lived was acquired by the government for Camp Crowder, a military camp during World War II.
While living in Wheaton, Vivian met Sterling E. Maness, Jr. They were married July 29, 1945, when Sterling returned from the war. They made their home in Wheaton, MO. Later they moved to Wichita, KS, and in 1963 they moved to Iola.
Vivian attended nursing school in Chanute, KS. She worked as an LPN for 26 years in area nursing homes. She retired after spending 21 years at Countryside Estates in Iola.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981, and three grandchildren. Survivors include one son, Bill Maness, and wife Erin, Iola, KS; four daughters, Rosalie Howell, and husband Wayne, Topeka, KS; Nancey Haen, Chanute, KS; Barbara Troxel, Newton, KS, and Sonya Maness-Turner and husband, Charles II, Jacksonville, FL; 19 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Iola, Kansas at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31st. Anthony Maness will officiate. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Iola, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Saint Jude Children's Hospital, Gospel For Asia, or Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola, Kansas.
Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.