OLDENBURG — Vivian F. Little, 96, died Wednesday at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Perry County, she was the daughter of Alma (Snyder) and Jule Etienne. She married Robert Little April 21, 1936, at Sacred Heart Church in Magnet. He preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1979. She worked in housekeeping at the Srs. of St. Francis Convent 23 years before retiring and was a member of Holy Family Church. Vivian was a devout woman and attended daily mass until her health prevented it. She loved company and being around family and friends. A lifelong fan of game shows, her family teased about not bothering her during adoration hour — which was “Jeopardy” followed by “Wheel of Fortune.” She was an excellent baker and the kids remember her homemade yeast rolls topped off with homemade butter and jam. Vivian also liked working crossword puzzles, embroidering, reading mysteries and bird watching, especially her beloved cardinals. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Wes Crays of Loogootee, Kay Blackwood of Madison, Betty and C.G. Gabbard of Greensburg, Monica and Dave Steidinger of Barrington, Ill., Denise Daro of Torrance, Calif., Linda and Jim Wenning of Madison, Julia Little of Oldenburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Judy Little of Batesville, Dan and Christine Little of Batesville, Paul Little of Jasper, Jim and Sandy Little of Bloomington; sister, Catherine Etienne of Batesville; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by daughters Mary Little, Addie Enneking; son Basil Little; brothers Joe, Russell and Earl Etienne; four grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Church in Leopold, with visitation one hour prior to services. Rev. Dennis Duvelius will officiate, with burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to New Horizons or Juvenile Diabetes.
Sept. 23, 1915 - March 14, 2012
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