Vivian Jessie Suiter

Vivian Jessie
Vivian Jessie Suiter, daughter of William and Addie Young Dietz, was born on December 17, 1922, in Hickory County, Missouri. She passed away at home on October 10, 2020.
Vivian graduated from Weaubleau High School in 1940. She earned her teaching certificate from Southwest Baptist College and taught in the Concord and Union one room school houses.
On August 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to W.C. Suiter in Harrison, Arkansas. They had two daughters, Janalee and Janice, and made their home in the Hickory and Benton County area during their 61 years together.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister and three brothers.
Throughout Vivian’s lifetime she was a person of faith, kindness and love to all who knew her. She accepted Christ as her Savior at 17 and was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church for 80 years serving as church clerk, Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher and faithful prayer warrior.
Vivian gave selflessly of her time, energy and talents. She enjoyed making quilts, giving gifts to her family, preparing meals and serving others. She made everyone feel loved and welcome when they walked through her door.
Vivian’s family was her pride and joy, each one precious to her. She leaves two daughters Janalee Sherman and husband Francis, Janice and husband, Marc,, seven grandchildren Alicia Sherman, Duane Sherman, Darrin Sherman and wife Stacy, Andrea Howe and husband Jeff, Sara Nunez and husband Julian, Luke Cooper and wife Sandhya, Leah Durnell and husband Zach. Fifteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the CMH Hospice staff and Vivian’s compassionate caregivers. We are grateful that with the help of Ramona, Alana and Cheryl, she was able to remain in the comfort of her home.