Vivian Doris's Story
Vivian Doris (Reynolds) Renner (Mommy Jo Jo) left on her final adventure, Sunday, April 17, 2016.
She was born September 3, 1943 in Laurel County.
She was married June 11, 1961 to Donald Glen Renner who proceded in death.
Also proceding her in death were her parents Charles Hughes Reynolds, and Ora Mae (Arthur) Reynolds, and two brothers Doyle Wayne, and Oscar Lowell Reynolds.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Jo (Jerrold) Collins, Donna Glynn, Roger Dale (Lynnett), Timothy Wayne (Tammy), Sandra Gayle (Rex) Williams, and Sarah Jolene.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren Tara Mink (Danny) Boone, Leanna Mink (Coy) Farmer, Pamyla Mink, Matthew (Crystal) Renner, Morgan and Clinton Fortney, Jennifer Renner (Ivanilson), Amanda (Jordan) Carpenter, Andrew Vaughn, Samantha and Timothy Glen Renner, and Brittany, Tyler and Olivia Williams; eight great-grandchildren, Clifton Boone, Lydia Mink, Autum Bradley, Kinsley Carpenter, Briar Farmer, Harlynn Renner, Waylon McWhorter, and Isaac Renner.
Also including numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, children and young adults who came into her home who she loved, fed, and nourished. She always gave selflessly of herself.
She is also survived by her six siblings, Kenton (Ruth) Reynolds, Melba (Jim) Teeter-Wolfe, Lillian (James) Reed, Brenda (Ronnie) Blanton, Sandra (Denny) McCowan, and Kevin (Karen) Reynolds.
She attended Hazel Green High School graduating in 1961. She later attended Miami University in Columbus, Ohio, earning an engineering certificate.
She retired from Caron Spinning Company after 25 years, later working at Saint Joseph Hospital (Marymount) in London for 20 years, retiring in 2015. She attended Swiss Colony Missionary Baptist Church.
She had numerous hobbies including gardening, quilting, genealogy, cake decorating, reading, cooking, and traveling or planning her next great adventure.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as friends, family, and even strangers. She always took the opportunity no matter the situation, to get a story out of each encounter. She enjoyed the flowers in her garden and the many humming birds she insisted on feeding.
She had the opportunity to travel to Germany with her husband, Hawaii with her daughters, and many US states, beaches, islands, parks, caves, rivers, and oceans with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She was always looking to make a memory for herself or others. She enjoyed taking pictures and sharing them as well as her stories. She laughed with her whole being, smiled from her heart and hugged from the depths of her soul. Everyone who met her was drawn into the light of her being and was made better from the encounter. She forgave easily and without question. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (donate.lls.org) or to the Hibbard Cemetery fund.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, at 5 p.m. for family and 6 p.m. for friends.
Funeral service will be Friday, April 22, at 1 p.m. at London Funeral Home, interment following services at Hibbard Cemetery, Mt. Vernon.
Published on April 20, 2016