She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Linworth United Methodist Church. Viva's greatest joy was her grandchildren. Her infectious smile and love of people impacted all who met her, she new no strangers. She valued her family and many friends, from the early years in Green County and Wooster, to the ladies of Soup Group, her tennis mates, Worthington friends, bridge club, members of LUMC, and the wonderful staff and friends made at Worthington Christian Village.
She was preceded in death by husbands Ray (Don) Wade, and Paul Lydens, as well as siblings: Boyce Wright, Ruby Jean Durrett, Chester and Vester Wright.
Survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Ron and Ann Wade of Ohio.
A daughter and son-in-law: Lisa and Eric Stephenson of South Carolina.
A step-daughter: Lisa Efinger of Utah.
Three sisters and brothers-in-law: Wilma and Ray Branstetter of Horse Cave, Sue and D.J. Davis of Greensburg, and Brenda and Tom Majcher of Frankfort.
Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Hubert and Phyllis Wright of Summersville, and Mitchell and Marisa Wright of Mt. Sherman.
A Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Friday at the Linworth United Methodist Church in Columbus, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd, Columbua, Ohio 43235. 614-336-8485.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the National Parkinson's Foundation. www.centralohioparkinsons.org
For more information concerning this obituary locally or to make a donation, you may contact the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home in Greensburg.
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