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In Memory

Vivian Jean Kurtz (Blankenship) - Class Of 1956

Vivian Jean Kurtz (Blankenship)

Vivian Blankenship

Feb. 25, 1938 - Dec. 30, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - Vivian J. Blankenship, 80, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

Vivian was born on February 25, 1938 in South Bend to the late Charles Kurtz and Virginia (Rose) Kurtz and has been a lifelong resident of this area, graduating in 1956 from John Adams High School. The joy of her heart was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Vivian worked for many years in the Deli Department at Martin's Supermarket. As a member of the Lion's Club, Plymouth, IN she enjoyed traveling to various locations, including Mexico and Guatemala, to distribute eye glasses. She formerly attended People's Church of South Bend.

Vivian is survived by her daughters, Tammy (Greg) Wadsworth and Kathe McMillen, both of South Bend; sons, Percy McMillen of South Bend, and Charles (Kristy) McMillen of Mishawaka; grandchildren, Mariha and Scott, Alicia and Blake, Joshua and Amanda, Nathan, Corey, and Lexy, Brandon, Misty, Halle, Kylie, Brayden, and Addison; and great-grandchildren, Keegan and Delanie. She is also survived by her sister, Rosemary (Ronald) Grabowski, and her brother, Gary Kurtz, both of Granger.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Kurtz; son, Bryan McMillen; grandsons, Randall McMillen and Matthew McMillen; sister and brother-in-law, Janet (Wendel) Hitch; brother, Larry Kurtz; and sister-in-law, Diane Kurtz

Memorial Services for Vivian will be at 6:00 PM Friday, January 4, 2019 at Palmer Funeral Home River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615 with Pastor Chris Rowe officiating. Friends may gather with the family two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomescom.

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