Vivian N. LegreidJanuary 12th, 2020
Vivian N. Legreid, age 84, formerly of Quincy, Illinois, passed from this world to eternal peace on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in Holts Summit, Missouri. She was born on July 6, 1935, in Cono Township, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Bernice (Butterfield) Kress, who preceded her in death. Vivian was baptized on August 3, 1947, and confirmed in September, 1947, in the Methodist Faith. Vivian attended a one room school house, near Quasqueton, Iowa until high school, completing her high school career at Quasqueton High School. She continued her education at the State University of Iowa at Iowa City completing the Nursing Program there. On June 12, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Independence, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Omer A. Legreid. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2015. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Faith in February, 1956. During her entire nursing career of 52 years, she worked in many hospital, clinics, and nursing homes. She was a member of the Iowa Nurses Association (INA). Vivian was very active in all aspects of the Lutheran Church, especially cleaning the sanctuary, helping in the kitchen, and working to make every church function a success. Vivian's passion in life was to help others and she was loved by all. She was a loyal caregiver to many providing meals, medical assistance, conversation, household chores, and rides to doctor appointments. Vivian enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and walking in God's creation. Vivian is survived by four children, Sonja J. (Keith) Richardson, of Commerce City, Colo., Benita L. Hinsey, of Quincy, Ill., Kevin O. (Juanita) Legreid, of Holts Summit, Mo., and Lorna M. (Dennis Crowley) Legreid, of Chapin, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Rodney Debus, Shane Rued, Erin and Zachary Hinsey, Laurel (Brian) Jones, Caley Legreid, and Amber Crowley; three great-grandchildren, Alexis Hull, Kierra Legreid, and Willow Jones; three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Omer, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; and a step-great-grandson. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Jim Trutwin officiating. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Christ Lutheran Church. Memorials can be made to Christ Lutheran Church Mission Endowment Fund or the Good Samaritan Home Activities Fund Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.