MARION -- Vivian Escue, 94, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Herrin Rehab and Nursing.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, in Blue Funeral Home in Marion with the Revs. Jerry Schell and Jim Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Goreville after the service. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois; envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959.
Vivian was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Union County to Harvey and Lona (Stokes) Hudgens.
She married Homer L. Escue in McKinney Chapel. He preceded her in death April 28, 1990.
She is survived by her son, Donald L. Escue; grandchildren, Robert and Jo Ann Craig of Bay Minette, Ala., Gilbert and Brenda Craig of Marion, Kim and Larry Vaughn of Goreville, Robin and Theresa Escue of Rosiclare, Tonya and Jim Sears of Charleston, Linda and Gary Brush of Vienna, Gayla Escue of Marion, Christy Germann of Iuka, Miss., and Angie and Randy Cerney of Jonesboro; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters.
Vivian was preceded by her parents; husband; sons, Orville and Bob Escue; daughter, Betty Craig, one brother and three sisters.
She was a member of Friendship General Baptist Church and had recently begun attending Lone Oak Church. She was a retired switchboard operator from Elgin Mental Health Center. Vivian loved to read and grow flowers. She made quilts and crocheted. She loved all of her family and especially enjoyed cooking for them. Vivian loved and served the Lord for many years.
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Published by The Southern Illinoisan from May 19 to May 20, 2011.