Vivian Reiff, 100, North Manchester, died at 8:40 p.m. on May 13 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. She was born Aug. 21, 1913 in Liberty Mills to Russell and Maude (Auker) Abbott.
Vivian graduated from Chester High School in 1931 and attended Fort Wayne Beauty School, graduating in 1934. She was actively involved with the Good News Club Children’s Ministry. Vivian was the owner of Vivi-Deane Beauty Shop in Liberty Mills from 1935-1969. She was then manager of the Squire Shop for the next eight years. In 1978, she began working at Chartwells, Manchester College, and was employed there until she retired in 2002. She married Van Reiff on Oct. 26, 1935 at the United Brethren parsonage in Laketon; he died May 25, 1999.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Sharon) Reiff, Converse; her daughter, Betty Boardman, North Manchester; three grandchildren, Lauren (Adam) Roth, Knoxville, Tenn., Derek Reiff, Seattle, Wash., and Kristin (Jacob) Rider, Beauford, S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister.
Funeral services will be held on May 19 at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, with visitation held on May 18 from 2-5 p.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor Matthew Staton and Pastor J.P. Freeman will be officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Servia.
Memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Ministries, 1430 S 450 E, Pierceton, IN 46562.