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Obituaries

Obituaries

Vivan Kathryn Shields 1909 - 2008 Lawrence

Graveside services for Vivan Kathryn Shields, 98, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Shields died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.She was born Nov. 23, 1909, in Grantville, the daughter of William and Edith White. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1927. Mrs. Shields taught school in Jefferson and Douglas counties for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of C.W. PEO and past president of La Sertoma Club.She married Oliver O. Shields on Dec. 22, 1934. He died in October 2002.Survivors include a son, Michael and wife Kris, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Erick; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and great-great-nieces and -nephews.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary prior to the graveside services.The family suggests memorials to Heart of America Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http;//www.warrenmcelwain.com">warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Shields.