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Vivian Willodean Marvel, 95, of Nappanee, died at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
She was born May 2, 1922, in North Manchester, to Paul and Letha (Simms) Huffman.
She was a graduate of North Manchester High School.
On Aug. 6, 1942, she married Dean R. Marvel in Mississippi. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1978. Vivian moved to Nappanee from Warsaw in 1964. She was a homemaker and a cook at Prairie View Nursing Home in Warsaw.
Vivian was a member of the New Paris Nazarene Church and a former member of the Nappanee Nazarene Church. She enjoyed being with her family.
She is survived by her sons, James R. (Mary Jean) Marvel, Westville, Joe (Linda) Marvel, Milford, Tom (Lorene) Marvel, Etna Green; daughters, Jean Becky Marvel, South Bend, Sandra (Joe) Barczak, Pierceton, Cathy Adams, Goshen, Melissa Marvel, Nappanee; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean R. Marvel; two granddaughters; one great-great-grandchild; son-in-law, Keith Adams; and a sister, Madelyn Cline.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, and then proceed to Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw for graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion #154.
Published on November 23, 2017
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