Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

March 4, 2014

Vivian Herrmann

Vivian Patterson Wininger Herrmann passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1925, in Wayne County. She married Lee Wininger on June 12, 1948, in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1985. She married Arthur E. Herrmann on Aug. 5, 2000, in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death of Nov. 29, 2009.

She is survived by one daughter, Wendy Petersen and husband Mike of Woodlawn; one stepson, Gene Herrmann; three stepdaughters, Joe Ann Wininger Chambliss and husband Kenneth; Diane Porter and husband Steve of Mt. Vernon and Nancy Winkler and husband Steve of Ballwin, Mo.; one grandson, Brendan Petersen of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one granddaughter, Morgahn Petersen of Woodlawn; four stepgrandsons, David Wininger and wife Sarah of Mt. Vernon, Adam Porter and wife Rachel of Olney, Jared Herrmann of St. Louis and Tyler Winkler of Ballwin, Mo.; two stepgranddaughters, Carol Lynn Chambliss Hart and husband Rod of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Emilie Porter Huck and husband Bayard of Boston; four stepgreat-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

In addition to both husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, one stepdaughter, one stepson and one stepgrandson.

Mrs. Herrmann was a member of West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon where she had served as president of the United Methodist Women, church secretary, church treasurer (an office she currently held), chairperson of the finance committee, secretary of the Memorial Committee and taught the Ambassador Sunday school class for a number of years.

She was employed at Montgomery Ward & Co. for 38 years. After the closing of the Montgomery Ward store, she worked as secretary for Ferne Bee of Century 21 Bee Inc. REALTORS and Egyptian Board of REALTORS until her retirement.

She was an avid bowler and loved playing golf. She was secretary of a number of ladies’ bowling leagues and president, second vice president and treasurer of the Mt. Vernon Women’s Bowling Association. She was inducted into the Mt. Vernon Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. She served as president of the Homestead and Seven Oaks Ladies Golf Association. She was a member of the American Legion Unit 141 Auxiliary, AMVETS Post 4 Auxiliary and Ladies of the Elks. She avidly followed the Woodlawn Warriors and Cardinals, was a huge St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bulls fan, and she lovingly followed her grandchildren’s sports activities.

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