Vivian J. Hildebrand

Vivian J. Hildebrand

March 02, 1928 - January 27, 2022

Vivian Joyce Barton Hildebrand, 93, Dover, Tennessee, formerly of Wayland, passed away peacefully at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Vivian was born on March 2, 1928 the daughter of Roy and Minnie (Lamar) Barton in Henry County, Iowa. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and received her teaching degree from Iowa Wesleyan College.

She was united in marriage to Willis L. (Bill) Hildebrand, August 6, 1949 at Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant. She remained a member of the church for 59 years.
She taught school, worked as a secretary, and other positions during her life, and upon retirement, was working as an Assistant Librarian at WACO High School.

For most of her life, she was a member of the American Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and several other clubs in Wayland. She loved cooking, sewing, reading, traveling with Bill, playing cards, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Judy (Paul) Birney and Mona (Dave) Grimes, both of Dover, Tennessee, five grandchildren, Keith Hildebrand, Kelli Oppelt, Kari Brown, Scott VanNess, and Stacy Baumgartner, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Larry Hildebrand, one brother, Rex Barton, and two sisters, Wilma Eustice and Beryl Rich.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. Burial will be in the Lockridge Cemetery. A memorial has be

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