Vivian Ruth Gallogly

May 20, 1928 ‒ January 17, 2021

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Vivian R. Gallogly, age 92, of Columbus and formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 due to complications from Covid-19, at the Willow Brook Christian Village in Columbus.

She was born May 20, 1928, to the late Calvin and Theresa (Rinehart) Purdy on a farm near Amity, Ohio.

Vivian grew up while living on a farm.  She loved to ride her horse and spent most of her time outdoors.  She also played with a baby doll from her mother.

After graduating from Mansfield High School in 1946, Vivian married the love of her life, Marvin Gallogly, in 1947. Due to a remarriage on Marvin’s side of the family, at family reunions, they knew each other from early childhood. After they married, they resided in Sunbury, Ohio until they moved to Mount Vernon in 1950.  Marvin and Vivian loved going to the movies together and often included their children.  They especially liked drive-in movies.

While her children were young, they spent most of their vacations camping. They impressed upon their children to have even temperament, a sense of humor and to work hard to do things the right way to the best of their ability.

In Mount Vernon, she was a member of the Mulberry St. United Methodist Church where she played the organ for many years. She was also a member of the Gay St. United Methodist Church during the time that the Mulberry Street Church building was reconstructed.

After Marvin retired from Real Estate, they moved to Delaware and began spending winters in Florida, where she enjoyed many new friendships and participated with Marvin at shuffleboard. Vivian enjoyed cooking and the family remembers many tasty meals.  Vivian always enjoyed music and could play the piano beautifully by ear.  Her children also have enjoyed many types of music over the years.

Vivian will be missed by her children, Dale (Nancy) Gallogly, Sharon (Glenn) Epting, and Marcia (Richard) Gibbons; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Vivian was preceded in death by Marvin; their son, Jerry; and sister, Rowena Henthorn.

In her memory, please wear a mask in public and take Covid-19 seriously.  It is real; it hastened her death.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic (health situation), the immediate family will be observing a private graveside service at Mound View Cemetery.  Arrangements were provided by the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Willow Brook Christian Village at: OR at 55 Lazelle Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43235

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Vivian Ruth Gallogly.

  • Dale, it appears your mother lived a full life with a great family and many friends always near. A few paragraphs cannot begin to describe the person but the obituary portrays a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a focal point of your family.
    You are blessed with good memories and may God grant you and the family peace.
    Dave and Regina

  • .We have all lost a wonderful lady. Even though I had not seen Vivian for many years, I have wonderful memories of her from church and as a friend to my Mom, Betty Nash. She and Marvin are together, so hopefully that will help her family and friends. I am sending my deepest sympathy to all. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) Huggins.

  • Marcia,

    Although it has been years since I last saw your mom, I remember her to be such a dear sweet and loving person. I am so sorry for your loss, but hope you can find some peace in knowing that she is now resting in God’s arms and that you will again be with her someday.
    Prayers for you and your family during this hard time.

    Terry Weissman

  • Marcia, I am so sad to hear about your mom passing. I know that pain, no one prepares us for it. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Vivian was such a special, sweet cousin and one I always was so happy to be with having such good time together. I will always remember how beautifully she could play the piano. Such good memories. May the Lord bless and give you comfort in this time of loss. Love and Prayers, Louise Freer