Vivian R. Belt

March 17, 1917 ‒ January 21, 2017

Formerly of Edison, Ohio

Vivian R. Belt, age 99, formerly of Edison, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday morning, January 21, 2017, at Bennington Glen Nursing and Rehab in Marengo, following struggles with dementia.

Vivian was born on March 17, 1917, in Marion County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elmer Lloyd and Ethel Blanche (Miner) Hipsher.  She graduated from Edison High School in the Class of 1934 and furthered her education at LaSalle University receiving a 2 year degree in court reporting.

For 25 years, Vivian worked as a court reporter for the Morrow County Common Pleas Court, retiring in 1980.

Vivian married William Scott Belt on April 11, 1936.  They shared over 58 years together before he preceded her in death on March 21, 1995.

A woman of faith, Vivian was a long time member of the Denmark United Methodist Church, where she attended since she was two years old.  She was also a charter member of the Canaan Grange, and also a member of the Homemakers Club, Business and Professional Women’s Association, Morrow County Republican Women, and the Red Hat Society.

In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, sewing and playing euchre.

Vivian is survived by her son, Michael Belt, of Edison; granddaughter, Lori Myers of Hilliard; grandson, Christopher Belt, of Edison; two great grandsons: Marcus and Devin Gates of Hilliard; and a great-great granddaughter, Brooklyn Gates, of Columbus.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter and her brother, Robert Hipsher.

Vivian’s family will greet friends from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Jeff Slider officiating.  Burial will follow in Claridon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Vivian’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 or at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Vivian’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Vivian was a special lady to us that took care of her at Bennington. We had a lot of fun with her. She sure could make her wheelchair move down the hall like a streak of lightening. Vivian was loved by us and we will really miss her

  • So saddened to learn of Aunt Vivians passing. I have not lived in Ohio for over 50 years but I loved the telephone conversations with her. She never forgot to send me Christmas card greetings. I have good memories of visiting her and Uncle Scott on their farm while growing up. My father, Pete was a brother of Uncle Scott. RIP Aunt Vivian.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. We pray that God will bring comfort and peace to all those closest to her.

  • We feel a sadness in your passing, Aunt Vivian. Our whole family always looked forward to the times you came to spend the winter with us. What fun we had on our many times together. We too, have good pictures to enjoy and smile at. You will always be treasured and loved. Fran Adams Bohardt and Family

  • Father God, into your hands we give Aunt Vivian. We know she is singing your praises as she delights in you and her reunion with Uncle Scott. Please let her know how much we loved them both. Lord, you are the Almighty Most High and you offer us shelter and refuge when we trust you. Father, cover us with your feathers and under your wings may we find a safe dwelling place. Like the wings of a mother bird, may the shadow of your protection rest over us and bring us peace, and keep us safe until we are all together again. Amen.

    You were a special light to this world Aunt Vivian. We will hold you dear in our hearts forever. We love you. Love, Frank & Barbara, Skip, Cindy and Martha Adams and family.

  • Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.