Vivian M. DeVaney
KOKOMO [mdash] Vivian M. (McQueen) DeVaney, 88, entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at her daughter's residence in Kokomo.
Vivian was born on May 21, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio, to Arley and Leona (Hewitt) McQueen. She has lived in the Alexandria/Frankton area for most of her lifetime, moving to Kokomo in 2010. She had worked at Continental Can and Ex-Cell-O both formerly of Elwood. She was co-owner of DeVaney's Bait and Tackle in Alexandria with her late husband Bill from 1965 to 1981.
She has been a member of the Christian Congregation Church in Alexandria since 1978. She has been a member of Gloria Gaither's Bible study for several years. She enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, sewing, knitting and crafting. Time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was very precious to her. Vivian was very devoted to her family, her Lord and Savior and her church. She will be fondly remembered for her faith and her strong witness.
Survivors include daughters, Cynthia DeVaney and Martina Robinson, both of Kokomo; son, Jerry (Mindy) DeVaney, Alexandria; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip McQueen in Michigan; sister, Virginia (Gary) Foust, Warsaw; several nieces and nephews.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Billy DeVaney in 2013; grandson, Bruce Germany; granddaughter, Mischel Germany; two sisters; and three brothers.
Services honoring Vivian's life, legacy and faith will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Entombment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery mausoleum.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Christian Congregation Church through the funeral home.
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Published on November 19, 2019


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Penny Edwards
Nov 20, 2019
Tina & Cindy - So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her fondly from the years at the bait shop. May she rest in peace. Hugs & prayers ... Penny