Vivian Bone

August 20, 1921 ‒ December 19, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Vivian Bone, age 98, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Country Club Retirement Center in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.  She was born on August 20, 1921 in Lakewood, Ohio the daughter of Leslie and Ethelyn (Tucker) Bone and was a 1939 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School.

Vivian worked as a beautician in Evanston, Illinois before moving to Fredericktown in 1951 and retired from Continental Can Company in Mount Vernon.  She was an active member of the Pythian Sisters, Fredericktown Senior Citizens and was a member of the Fredericktown Baptist Church.  Vivian also volunteered for over 15 years for the American Red Cross.

She is survived by her sister Elinor Mitchener of Michigan and twelve nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Harold Bone and a sister, Jean Connon.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  Rev. Christine Burns will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Vivian’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Vivian Bone.



  • So sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. She was a great friend and neighbor to my grandparents (the Devore’s). I also remember her singing at ankenytown church. She was a special, independent and strong woman.

  • So sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends through this difficult time.
    Susan (Black) Bynner

  • So sorry to hear about Vivian’s passing she was a very special lady and I used to cut her yard for her.
    David Walsh

  • Happy to hear that Vivian is now in heaven. She was a good member of the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown and the Fredericktown Garden Club.

  • Awe, my dear sweet friend…. Vivian.

    There are so many fun times that I recall of you and I plus, how we crisscrossed in our lives. One was when you gave our family a rubber raft, that you had purchased to take your mother for rides. My son Jimmie and I so enjoyed taking rides on Knox Lake in the raft. One time, during one of a rowing-trips. around the lake, a low flying plane. the piolet dipped his wings at us. It made my son’s day, for certain. I remember with fondness all the senior citizen dinners too. You held the office of secretary and I was the vice president. R.I.P. dear one! I always enjoyed your singing.

  • So sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. I worked with her at Continental Can and she was always a delight to be with. She had a very infectious laugh and a dear friend. My prayers are with all the family.

  • Sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing but happy for her that she is now with Jesus and reunited with family. She and my Dad were cousins–both were great-grandchildren of Moses Bone. She was a very intelligent and interesting lady. God bless and comfort her family.

    Deborah Smith Scott

  • I have such great memories of our family spending time swimming and picnicing at a small lake in Fredericktown, that was owned by a friend of Aunt Vivian’s! I am so thankful for her strong faith in Jesus, and her faithfulness to the Lord and to her church family. Living so far away, I’m also thankful for sister Nancy, and good friends and neighbors of Aunt Vivian’s who took such good care of her as she got older and was unable to do all those things she usually took care of herself, like home maintenance and yard work. She’s celebrating Christmas in the presence of the Lord now!

  • My memory of my Aunt we always had Christmas at her place. I help when she let me. She was teaching me my family history every year. Till she couldn’t no more. We played games, watch movies. Just a great time. I’m glad to got to meet her and know more about the family. She had a great and beautiful soul,

  • Our whole family will miss Aunt Vivian and her feisty spirit. She was a very interesting person, full of creativity, passion, and integrity. We always loved receiving letters or cards from her because you never knew what topic she would choose to chat about! Her fierce independence allowed her to succeed in life where others might have failed. She was a woman of faith and we all look forward to reuniting with her one day.

  • I have many memories throughout the years. She always had that big smile. We went to church together. She used to write articles in the Fredericktown paper and one time low and behold it was about a story I had told her about a happening when I was hauling lumber and lost the load on route 13. She would always use other names.
    A very Unique Lady.

  • Vivian sang in the choir in the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church back in the 1960’s. Her voice so impressed my grandmother, Inez Cochran McClead, that when she planned her funeral, she wrote that she wanted Vivian to sing at her funeral. When she passed in 1975, my mother, Joyce Szabo, called Vivian to tell her. Vivian had no idea of my grandmother’s plan, but said, “how can I turn down her request?” Of course, Vivian sang at my grandmother’s funeral.

  • Our first home after we were married was next door to Vivian. What a great neighbor! She was kind and understanding about the little ones and the barking puppy next door to her….she took it all in stride. And what a great sense of humor! When the cable guy came to her house and asked her name, she said “Miss Vivian Bone”.When he asked her to spell it, she replied with “M-I-S-S”. She was one of a kind! She was awesome!