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Mary Vivian Sowder

March 6, 1924 July 5, 2017
Mary Vivian Sowder
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Mary Vivian Sowder, nee Goebel, of Florence. Born March 6, 1924, died July 5, 2017. She was 29 and holding. Known to most as Vivian, Nanny or “Pal,” she was lively and outgoing. Vivian worked in communications in the Signal Corps in Pennsylvania during World War II. She later became a realtor, and owned and operated Boone County Realty until retiring. She served as a board member for the Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Vivian lived a full and happy life. As a young woman she enjoyed riding and showing horses. She later showed cats. She was a Girl Scout troop leader and neighborhood chairman during the 1960’s and 1970’s and a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. When she wasn’t gardening or showing homes, she could be found watching John Wayne westerns or volunteering as an ambassador at CVG. She loved spending time with her family, and always opened her home to loved ones in need. Her last years were spent peacefully at Grant Manor. Vivian is preceded in death by her husband Louis Sowder, sister Hazel Casson, brother Gilbert “Bo” Goebel, and son-in-law Brian Borchardt. She is survived by three daughters, Tammy Borchardt of Independence, Candy Tackett (Neil) of Dry Ridge, and Merry Parker (William) of Demossville, four grandchildren, Heather DeMougin (Ryan), Shawn Borchardt (Maria), Katie Mc Manus, and Mari Parker, 10 great grandchildren and numerous other nieces, nephews, in-laws and out-laws. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 3227 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018, at 1:00 p.m. until the time of Service at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials take the form of donations to: Faith Community Pharmacy, 7033 Burlington Pike, Suite 4 Florence, KY 41042. Stith Funeral Home, Florence is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at: www.stithfuneralhomes.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday

11

Jul

1:00 PM 7/11/2017 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/11/2017 2:00:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

3227 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
3227 Dixie Highway Erlanger 41018 KY
United States

Service

Tuesday

11

Jul

2:00 PM 7/11/2017 2:00:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

3227 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
3227 Dixie Highway Erlanger 41018 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

3227 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

3227 Dixie Highway Erlanger 41018 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Faith Community Pharmacy

7033 Burlington Pike, #4
Florence, KY 41042
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