Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vivian Virginia Underwood Whisman, 90, of Joplin, passed away on Jan. 24, 2014.

She was born on April 20, 1923, in Horatio, Ark. She married Kenneth Claude Whisman, of Shell Knob, on May 16, 1943.

Survivors include: two daughters, two sons-in-law and one daughter-in-law, Rita and Les Kline, of Joplin, Dixie and Larry Sams, of Tulsa, Okla., and Lynn Whisman, of Purdy. She is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, of 41 years, her son, Kenneth Michael, and a great-grandson.

Also surviving are: five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and one brother, Cyrus Underwood of Fayette-ville, Ark.

Services will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Joplin on Tuesday. Graveside services were held in Shell Knob at Painter Cemetery.

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