Vivian True

Bethalto | Monday, December 24 2012

Vivian True--Bethalto

  Vivian O.  (Crow) True, 91, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012 at her home with family at her side. 

  She was born May 2, 1921 in Jersey County, Ill. to William Henry and Ellen Jane (Holmes) Crow. 

  Vivian worked at International Shoe Factory in Jerseyville, Portnoy Garment Factory in Alton, Western Cartridge in Alton and Drs. Roberson in Wood River prior to her marriage. 

  She married Wilbert George True July 21, 1955 in Alton.  He preceded her in death in 1993.   

  Dedicated to her family, she spent her life caring for family members.  She was an accomplished seamstress and home decorator.  She enjoyed crafts, camping, traveling and entertaining.

  She is survived by three daughters, Kathy Aldredge of Bethalto, Judy True of Wood River and Joan Collins of Kirkwood, Mo.; 4 grandchildren, Craig Collins of Kirkwood, Kelly Gushleff of Clermont, Fla., Tim Melosci of Glen Carbon, and Brian Melosci of Aurora, Ohio; 5 great grandchildren, Ashley, Olivia and Julia Melosci of Glen Carbon and Jessica and Jacob Gushleff of Clermont, Fla.

  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Ada Mattis, Dorothy Davis, and Mavis Brooks; and two brothers, Harold and William Edward Crow.

   Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, and will continue Friday, Dec. 28 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey from 10 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m.  Pastor Jerry MeCaskey will officiate.

  Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.

  Memorials may be made to the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212 Homer Adams Parkway West, Godfrey, IL  62035

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