Vivian Maybelle Eckert

November 13, 1924 ‒ August 10, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

Vivian Maybelle Beck Eckert, 92, of Lexington, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at The Inn at Coalridge in Wadsworth Ohio.

She was born November 13, 1924 on her family’s farm near Perrysville, Ohio to George C. and Gertrude E. (Hutcheson) Beck, and was a 1942 graduate of Perrysville High School.  As a young girl she played the trumpet in the neighborhood “Sisters Orchestra” and had a lifelong love of music which she passed on to all her children. When they were little, she loved to sing little tunes to her grandchildren who meant the world to her.

In her early years she worked at the Mansfield A&P and was a secretary at Barnes Manufacturing. She met a young man by the name of Paul Elmer Eckert and the pair were married on June 8, 1947. Together they operated Plainview Farms in Lexington until his passing in 1980.

As a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church and of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield she served in many capacities including as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon, a Stephen Minister, and with the rummage sale and Christmas bazaar committees.

While her children were growing up she was a Cub Scout Leader and Farm Bureau Youth Leader, and with her husband was a member of a neighborhood Farm Bureau Advisory council.  In later years she was a member of the Astowela Garden Club and a volunteer at the Richland County Tourism Center.

Surviving are sons Ron (Bonnie) Eckert of Reynoldsburg, and Drew (Deb) Eckert of Lexington, daughter Joyce (Andy) Morton of Wadsworth; grandchildren Danielle Eckert Sigler (Donald), Denise Eckert Beeman (Paul), Joshua Morton, Elise Morton, and Sean Morton, and great grandsons Yosiah and Malachi Beeman, and Liam Sigler; niece Sue Banks and nephews Bruce and Steve Eckert.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Martha Banks of Loudonville.

Friends may call on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 4-6 pm at the Snyder Funeral Home on Lexington Avenue where the funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 14th officiated by David Roberts. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Western Reserve and Medina County may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Deb and Drew,

    So sorry for your loss. I waited on Vivian at Lexington Pharmacy. You were lucky to have had her for so many years. God Bless

  • So sorry to hear of aunt Vivians passing. I know she has gone to much better place, where she can be with uncle Paul again. I will miss her and always remember the part of my life I spent with her and her family.

    Condolences from the Bruce Eckert family.
    Bruce, Dawn and Richard

  • Our deepest sympathy to the family. We would call each other to see what the road (the pass) was like in the winter & keep us up-to-date on what was happening in & around us. She will be deeply missed.