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Vivian J. Thomas Orsborne

Orsborne-Vivian obit

Vivian J. Thomas Orsborne, 78, of DeGraff, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Logan County on Feb. 18, 1934, a daughter of the late Clarence LeRoy and Carrie E. Gates Thomas.

On June 26, 1954, she married James R. Orsborne, who preceded her in death, along with a son, Gary Orsborne; her stepmother, Leona Thomas; a brother, William Max Thomas; and two stepbrothers, Robert Snapp and Donald “Dick” Snapp.

Vivian is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Ron) Mitchell of DeGraff and Gayle (Jack) Marlow of Quincy; two siblings, Katie Douglas of Logansville and Robert (Viola) Thomas of Hesperia, Calif.; a stepsister, Jean (Ray) Headings of Bellefontaine; a stepbrother, Bill (Catherine) Snapp of California; nine grandchildren, Jamie (Jasson) Dunaway, Matt (Melissa) Eaton, Gina (Shawn) Nixon, Wyndi (Brian) Gordon, Dustin Orsborne, Justin (Connie) Orsborne, Mandy (Adam) Gammell, April Orsborne and Karissa (Jake) Bowling; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A 1953 graduate of DeGraff High School, she worked at Copeland Corporation in Sidney until she retired in 1996. She also was a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church.

Pastor Kymberly James officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the DeGraff United Methodist Church or Riverside EMS.

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