Ardis W. Vance

April 24, 1921 ‒ March 27, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ardis W. (Gower) Vance, age 97, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Brookdale Senior Living in Mount Vernon.  She was born close to Butler, Ohio, on April 24, 1921 to the late Lloyd and Mary (Weaver) Gower.

Ardis was a 1938 graduate of Butler High School.  While she raised her two sons, she worked for Coca-Cola as a secretary.  Ardis was a member and Sunday School teacher of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon for over 20 years.  She enjoyed gardening and sewing, but most of all she loved being around her family and grandkids.

Ardis is survived by her sons, Leslie (Jody) Vance, Lee (Janet) Vance; grandchildren, Adam (Yuliya) Vance, Erin Vance, Andrea (Eric) Curry, Bradley Vance (Ashley St.John) and Keith (Jennifer) Vance; plus 6 great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Ardis is preceded in death by her husband, Keith H. Vance; and a brother, Berlin Gower.

The Vance Family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Management Team and the dedicated Staff of Brookdale along with the earthly angels of Kindred Hospice for their attention, cooperation and sensitive care during the time Ardis lived at the Brookdale facility.

A private celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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  • Les and Lee,
    My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your wonderful Mother. I have fond memories of going to your house with my mother Virginia when I was young. We attended the same church and I was blessed to have your Mom as a Sunday School teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    • Thanks so much for the tender reminders of how a single life touches others. Mom had a life of service and joy. We should all be so blessed.

      Our Thanks,

  • Vance Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Aunt Ardis passing , She will always be remembered with love.What a long and wonderful life . God bless and know you and your families are in my prayers during this sad time.

    Sharon .s


    • Thanks Sharon for the kind words. Mom indeed had a long and wonderful life.
      I do hope your family is doing well. Again, our thanks for your kind expressions.