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NAME Vivian E. Bunce, age 86 of Aurora, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of her family at her home Sunday evening, June 14, 2009. BORN: She was born May 17, 1923 the daughter of Forrest and Blanche (Dudley) Harrett in Centerville, IA. EARLY YEARS :Vivian moved with her family to Illinois at a young age. They settled on Lasher Rd. near Kaneville and she attended local schools. MARRIAGE By the age of eighteen she had found the love of her life, Delos Bunce. They were married in Kaneville in August of 1941. They would eventually make almost sixty-eight years of memories with each other side by side. RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: They began their new life together in Montgomery for a time before moving back to Lasher Rd. They later moved to Aurora in 1973. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY Vivian went to school in Chicago to become a Swedish masseuse. She worked with her Aunt Helen Krantz at a parlor in Hinckley, IL for several years. MEMBERSHIPS She was a long time faithful member of Kaneville United Methodist Church and in her younger years she served as a Cub Scout and Brownie Leader. She also was a fervent supporter and member of the Humane Society. LIFE NOTES Vivian had a thirst for life that included the juxtaposition of fresh flowers and strawberries in her always fantastic garden opposite the smell of burning rubber and the exhaust fumes of drag races. In secret, she helped her son Garry get his Hot Rod started by pulling it down the blacktop. It wouldn’t be until Garry’s wedding that Delos would find, much to his chagrin and everyone’s enjoyment, that she had helped him. She had a close loving relationship with her children and was a loving wife, grandmother and mother-in-law as well. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family. Friends could also count on Vivian if ever they had a need. She loved all animals but had a special place in her heart for dogs. Her stories of long ago captivated her grandchildren and without a doubt, the spirit of those stories, along with the thousands of memories she made, will live on in generations to come. SURVIVORS She now leaves her loving husband Delos, Two children:Garry (Linda) Bunce of Elburn andLavonne (Phil) Mahan of Aurora;One special daughter-in-law, Joyce Bunce of Aurora; Six grandchildren:Deanna (Karl) Martinek, Connie (Tod) Parish, Christine (Bill) Martin andLisa (Hank) Guerette all of Aurora, IL, John (Leah) Bunce of Montgomery, IL, and Stephen (Becky) Scheidt of Plano, IL;Ten great-grandchildren:Shane (Amanda) Powell, Cami Powell, Megan Parish, Nicholas Parish, Alex Martin, Sam Martin, Jacob Bunce, Joesett Guerette, Joseph Scheidt and Sarah Scheidt and a family of friends.PRECEDED She now joins her parents, son Larry Bunce, one grandson Jeremy Mahan, and a great-grandson Erin Martinek, who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL All services will be private family only. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the "Vivian Bunce Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.
VISITATION / FUNERAL All services will be private family only.
All services will be private family only.