Vivian Schaver


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Vivian Marie Schaver, 85, of Geneseo, formerly of Erie, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Hammond-Henry Long Term Care, Geneseo.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Erie United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Kingsbury Cemetery, Erie. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Memorials may be made to the Erie United Methodist Church or Hammond-Henry Long Term Care, Geneseo.
Vivian was born on Jan. 11, 1928, in Newton Township, Ill., the daughter of Milo C. and Amy E. Robinson Miller. She graduated from Erie High School and the Northern Illinois Teachers College, DeKalb. On April 4, 1974, she married Millard Schaver in Prophetstown.
Vivian taught in Morrison and then Erie, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association. Vivian loved the farm life, raising a variety of animals on her farm. She enjoyed her Saturday routine of delivering eggs to her customers and the fellowship she shared with them. Her nieces and nephews were a special part of her life.
Survivors include her brother, James Miller, Erie; sister, Jane Laingen, Geneseo; stepdaughter, Connie (Jon) Graham, Geneseo; stepgrandchildren, Marcy (Ray) Graham, Camilla Kay (David) Skinner; seven nieces and nephews, Doug Miller, Kim Miller, Darcy Heist, Mark Laingen, Greg Laingen, Mike Laingen and Scott Miller; 14 great-nieces and -nephews; and a great-great-niece. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard in 2001; brother, William Clyde Miller; and an infant sister, Ruth.
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