The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 26, 2014

Vivian V. Whisman

JOPLIN, Mo. — Vivian Virginia Underwood Whisman, of Joplin, Mo., joined her loved ones in heaven on Jan. 24, 2014, at the age of 90 years, nine months and four days.

Vivian was born on April 20, 1923, in Horatio, Ark. She married Kenneth Claude Whisman, of Shell Knob, Mo. on May 16, 1943.

Vivian is survived by two daughters; two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law, Rita and Les Kline, of Joplin, Dixie and Larry Sams, of Tulsa and Lynn Whisman, of Purdy. She is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth of 41 years; her son, Kenneth Michael; and her great grandson, Jamie McNally. Also surviving are three granddaughters, Dawn Wood, Tana Bolt and Michelle Whisman; and two grandsons, Shane and Josh Whisman. She has four great-granddaughters, Ashton Bornhoft, Katie Wood, Abby McNally and Shana Whisman; and three great- grandsons, Joel, Chandler and Reese Whisman; and last but not least, she has one great-great-grandson, Basey Bornhoft. Vivian is also survived by one brother, Cyrus Underwood, of Fayetteville, Ark.

Services will be held for Vivian at the Calvary Baptist Church in Joplin, on Tuesday, Jan. 28. There will be a visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the celebration of her life at 11 a.m. under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Mo. Graveside services will be held in Shell Knob, at Painter Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

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