Vivian Anne Bloesser

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Vivian Anne Bloesser, 69, a resident of rural Richards, Mo., died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Nevada, Mo., the daughter of Otis H. Nichols and Sylvia McDaniel Nichols. Vivian married Larry Dean Bloesser on July 23, 1961, at Richards, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2007. Vivian had worked in the dietary department at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital for more than 35 years. She was a member of the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Deepwater, Mo. She enjoyed sewing and bird watching and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs.

Survivors include a daughter, Carmen Thrasher, McCloud, Okla.; a grandson, Vincent Hill and wife, Lauren, Joplin, Mo.; five granddaughters, Samantha Sevart and husband, Jim, Chanute, Kan., Brittani Watson and husband, Jake, Humboldt, Kan., Kelcey Lowry, Overland Park, Kan., Kaleena Thrasher and Jaimie Thrasher, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and six great-grandchildren, Rhylee, Andie, Aiden, Tyler, Kaydence and Braylynn. Also surviving is a sister, Velma Beckford, Fort Scott, Kan. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Shelly Lowry; a granddaughter, Amanda Rhea Hill; and a brother, J.D. "Nick" Nichols.

Her nephew, the Rev. Bryan Keith, will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery, Richards, Mo. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

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