Vivian Johns, age 94, of Springfield, Missouri was born to Louis and Anna (Pletcher) Rogers, March 20, 1927 in Sparta, Missouri. She was one of 11 children. Vivian was united in marriage to Glen Johns February 13, 1946. Vivian departed this life Saturday, March 27, 2021, surrounded by her family.
Vivian taught school at Bruner after graduating from Sparta High School. She worked in several jobs that included aircraft assembly during WW II, Royal McBee Typewriters, US Postal Service, assisted-living housing management, and Silver Dollar City. She was also a lifelong member of Church of Christ in several communities.
Upon retirement in California, Glen and Vivian moved to Kimberly City, where they quickly became part of that community and entertained guests and grandchildren on their pontoon boat at Table Rock Lake. They moved to Springfield and became members of Union Hill Church of Christ where she had many friends and support.
Vivian loved her family, Christmas, holidays, and sleepovers were special for the grandkids. She enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, puzzles and participating in DAR and SAR organizations. She and Glen were snowbirds for several years.
Vivian is survived by brother Pletcher Rogers, daughter Glenda Condict (Tom) of Neosho, Missouri; sons Gary Johns (Karen) of Davis, California and Kelly Johns, of Nixa, Missouri; and grandchildren Stephanie Loutzenhiser, Jennifer Johns, Tonna Powers, Tyson and Tarren Condict, Tennile Feldman, Jason Johns, Janis Wrather, and Lindsay Johns. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Glen Johns and nine siblings.
Funeral services for Vivian will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 2, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Steve Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30 P.M. Friday until service time in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Fair Haven Children’s Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
Effective October 21, 2020 through April 1, 2021 the City of Ozark, Missouri issued a mask ordinance. A requirement to wear face coverings when in public, for the purpose of preventing or limiting the spread of COVID-19. Barnes Funeral Home is following the ordinance and recommend social distance guidelines. The family and staff thank you in advance, for your understanding during these difficult times.