Vivian Lucille Eley, 96, of Greenville, and formerly of Hollansburg, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville. Vivian was born in Columbus, Indiana on October 19, 1915 to the late Oscar and Zelma (Davis) Welmer.
Vivian was an associate at J.C. Penney in Richmond, Indiana for 50 years. She was one of the oldest and long-time members of Hollansburg Christian Church where she was a custodian for many years. Vivian was a charter member of the Friendly Circle Club, a member of the RSVP Volunteers in Greenville and a member of the Darke County Vita tax program. Vivian lived in Hollansburg for over 53 years. Vivian was a 1933 graduate of Spartanburg High School.
In addition to her parents, Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Eley in 1978; a son, Tom Eley in 2009; a grandson, Todd Eley in 2005; and four sisters, Florence, Kathleen, June and Peggy.
Vivian is survived by two sons, Dennis and Maggie Eley of Greenville and Brian and Sharon Eley of Union, Ohio; six grandchildren, Denise and Ryan Brandenburg of Greenville, Eric and Sarah Eley of New Madison, David and Anne Eley of Marysville, Adam and Amanda Shepherd of Greenville, Craig Eley of West Carrolton and Trisha and Dave Lowder of Albemarle, NC; 12 grandchildren, Alexis McClain, Zach Eley, Maxyn Sharp, Hadyn Sharp, Payton Brandenburg, Aubrey Eley, Joe Eley, Matt Eley, Jenna Shepherd, Laci Shepherd, Gavin Lowder and Jackson Lowder.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Hollansburg Christian Church in Hollansburg, Ohio with Pastor Joe Hanna officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery. The family requests memorial contribution be given to Hollansburg Christian Church.
Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com