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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Wednesday August 16th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Wednesday August 16th, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Kings Grove Cemetery
Thursday August 17th, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Vivian Wampler


Vivian G. Wampler, age 106, died August 14, 2017 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va.

She was born December 27, 1910 in Wythe County, Virginia to the late John and Ina Vaught Gilbert. Vivian was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a former member of Kings Grove United Methodist Church. She moved to Marion in 1969 and began babysitting, which became the love of her life. She also loved her garden, her church family and most of all, her own family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kent A. Wampler; three sisters and one brother.

Vivian is survived by her daughter, Helen Burkett; son, Don Wampler and wife, Brenda all of Marion, Va.; five grandchildren, Wesley Burkett and wife, Shelia of Gray, Tenn., Wayne Burkett and wife, Suzanne of League City, Tx., Donna Sheffler and husband, Gary of Wytheville, Va., Joanie Parks and husband, Will of Lexington, N.C. and Kris Wampler of Fort Mill, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with the Reverend Emmitt Wilson and the Reverend David Woody officiating. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11a.m.  Kings Grove Cemetery, Crockett, Va. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Attention: Treasurer, 720 Grace Street, Marion, VA 24354 or to Kings Grove Cemetery, 2202 Crockett Road, Crockett, Va. 24323.

The family would like to thank the staff of Francis Marion Manor for their love, care and support through the past five years.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Wampler Family.

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Our thought are with you during this time. We know very well Wesley and Wayne as well as Mrs. Burkett. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Terry and Linda Moore, Galveston, Texas Aug 19 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Helen Burkett and Don Wampler, I am so sorry.about the loss of your mother. Mothers are our Best Friend. To the grandchildren, Wayne and Wesley, I am sorry about the loss of your sweet grandmother. I could sit and listen to her reminiscing for hours. A very honorable lady and matriarch of your family. She was a one of a kind country girl. I am praying and giving hugs and love to the whole family. I learned so much from Vivian, thanks for Sharing her with myself and so many others. May God give you comfort and peace.

Judith Coe Aug 17 2017 12:00 AM

Helen, Don, & Families, You all will be in our thoughts & prayers...You have many fond memories of a life well-lived...with sympathy, mike & teresa

mike snavely Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Wampler

mike snavely Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

Helen, Peace and prayers for you and family. Pete

Walter Robinson "Pete" Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

Helen, Don & Brenda & all Family, So sorry about the passing of Vivian. She was such a sweet person. The times I talked to her at her house & at the Manor, she was always so sweet & alert. To live to 106 is amazing! May God give you all peace in knowing she's in a better place & Heaven has gained a special person. My prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Judy Martin

Judy Martin Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Vivian Wampler

Judy Martin Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

Helen, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You were lucky to have your mom for so long. I am certain you will find that she hasn't really left you. She is just loving you from a different place. Love, Tessie

Tessie Hayes Aug 16 2017 12:00 AM

Helen: Please accept Chip and my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. I know you were a wonderful daughter and took such good care of her. May God bless you at this time. Love, Chip and Bunny Harris

Mary Harris Aug 15 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. She was a very lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Brandi Barker Aug 15 2017 12:00 AM

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