Vivian Dorothy Stumbo Vavra, 97, of Tama Iowa was born on June 1, 1916, in Ulen, Minn., the daughter of John L. and Clara Bell (Holbrook) Stumbo. On Monday, April 21, 2014, Jesus called Vivian's name and came, took her hand and told her, her room in heaven was ready (John 14:2-3). He also said her Big Blue Eyed Joe (husband) was there waiting for her, also her son, Vernon, ("Jake"), her parents and her nine siblings who had all gone before her. Also the rest of her relatives and friends would be there to greet her at her eternal home. She passed away at Premier Estates of Toledo under the care of Hospice Compassus.
Vivian received her education in Boone and Woodward, Iowa.
On Dec. 1, 1930, she was united in marriage to Joseph L. Vavra in Boone. Vivian worked in the kitchen at South Tama High School from 1962 until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama.
Vivian Dorothy Stumbo Vavra
Survivors waiting to join this beautiful Christian lady- are daughters, Beverly (Bill) Kriegel of Marion and Norma (Walter) Kriegel of Tama; 13 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama. Her celebration of life will be at 11 a.m.at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.