Vivian Lucille Prentice of Rolla, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on May 29, 1925 to Jonah and Eva (Holland) Housewright and passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
She married Neil Prentice on December 27, 1945.
As a family they enjoyed traveling and camping all over the country.
Neil and Vivian joined the First Assembly of God Church in Rolla, Missouri where she attended regularly. She was a very active volunteer of the church until her health no longer permitted.
Vivian was always strong willed and determined. She had her opinions about things and didn’t care to voice them.
Vivian loved to cook and was a very good cook.
In her later years she took up playing card and board games. Anytime you went to visit her you almost knew there was going to be a game brought out to be played.
Vivian loved her church, her God and her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonah and Eva Housewright; husband, Neil in 1997; son, Alan in 1969; sisters, Mary Ann Hughes and Fern Albert; brothers, Arthur Lee and Clifford Housewright; and brothers-in-law, Carl Hughes and June Albert.
She is survived by her son, Ricky Lee Prentice of Potosi, Missouri; grandsons, Nick Prentice and Alex Prentice and wife Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Olivia, Evan, Aldo, and Norah; sister-in-law, Alvina Housewright of Bourbon, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Rolla, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Rolla, Missouri with Pastor Chuck Whitmire and Bro. Ray Cook officiating. Ray and Lola Cook sang.
Interment was in the Ozark Hills Memorial Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Nick Prentice, Alex Prentice, Larry Hughes, Jeff Housewright, Scott Albert and Lyndon Bartle.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla, Missouri in West Plains, Missouri.