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 www.alz.org.
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.