Vivian M. Kisling Van Cura

September 01, 1916 ‒ November 09, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Vivian M. (Kisling) Van Cura, age 94, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday morning, November 9, 2010 in Crystal Care Center of Mansfield following a short illness.

She was born Vivian M. Kisling September 1, 1916, in Lexington the daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Walker) Kisling and grew up on the Mohican Valley Dairy Farm where as a child, she was her father’s helper in driving the milk delivery truck. She was graduated from Lexington High School in 1934. Vivian also attended Bowling Green and was graduated from Ashland College with a degree in Education.

On July 7, 1939 she married John D. Van Cura who preceded her in death in1992.

A gifted teacher Vivian taught at Woodland Elementary School retiring in 1985.

A lifelong area resident, she was a charter member of Southside Christian Church.

Vivian had a keen mind and a passion for reading. While retired she completed over 1500 books. She was an avid card player and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Edward Lee Sr. and Dewan Van Cura of Mansfield, John Samuel “Sam” and Janet Van Cura of Mansfield, seven grandchildren Edward, Jr., Penny, Rachel, Tim, and Chase Van Cura, Kelly Scholl and Brook Campbell; five great grandchildren David Van Cura, Dezarae Prosser, Carson Scholl, Carmen and Paige Van Cura; two great-great grandchildren; sister Nancy L. Smith of Bellville; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her sisters Audra Miller and Majora Casteel; brothers Richard and Dale Kisling.

Friends may call Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am in Southside Christian Church, 2055 Middle Bellville Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44904. The Rev. Paul Lintern will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Southside Christian Church or Richland County Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

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