Vivian L. Wilburn

Feb 28, 1915 - May 20, 2013


Vivian L. Wilburn, 98, of Sandusky, passed away late Monday evening, May 20, 2013, at Lutheran Memorial Home following a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 28, 1915, in West Unity, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles and Grace (Laser) Hoover.

She was active in her communities as a Sunday school teacher, reading tutor, hospice volunteer and Eastern Stars, and had great fun ballroom dancing and playing Bingo. 

Vivian ran a sewing machine business, (Necchi Elna) on Hancock Street across from Two Bits Harrison Garage in the early 1950s. She then took a payroll job at Providence Hospital retiring in 1978. 

All of her life she loved to be in the sunshine. Her personality was as warm as sunshine, she’d brighten your day. She retired to Bushnell, Fla., when she married James Wilburn in 1978, and returned to Sandusky in 1990, after his passing.

Vivian is survived by her son, Gary (Liz) Westgate, of Castalia; five grandchildren, Tony (Sue) Westgate, Randy (Doug) Westgate, Jason (Laura) Westgate, Sirka (Trusen) Schreck, Sasha (Matthew) Griffin; 13 great-grand children; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, James Westgate in 2004; parnets; and her sister, Evelyn Shultz.

At the family’s request, cremation has taken place. Private family burial will take place at a later date at West Unity Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services at 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, OH 44870.

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