Vivian J. True, 98, of Elizabethton, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Hillview Health Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. True was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., to the late Samuel and Blanche Davis Rauth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. True, in 1980, and by two brothers.
Mrs. True had worked as a beautician, a bookkeeper for a school cafeteria, and with her husband, had owned and operated a restaurant in Indianapolis. She was a member of Downtown Christian Church in Johnson City and loved her church family.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gastineau and husband, Dr. Jerry Gastineau, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a son, Richard True and wife, Sheila, Anderson, Ind.; five grandchildren, Kristin Gastineau, Nashville, Tenn., Denise Halkos and husband, Matthew, Atlanta, Ga., Susan Kane and husband, John, Pendleton, Ind., Rebecca Hopper and husband, Jim, Plainfield, Ind., and Andy True and wife, Annette, Kingsport, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
The family requests the comfort and honor of your presence at the Celebration of the Life service for Mrs. True on Tuesday, January 14, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Greg Key, minister, and Dr. Robert Wetzel officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mary Lou O’Quinn. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior the service. The committal and entombment service will follow in the Mausoleum of Hope at Happy Valley Memorial Park. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Robert Walter and the staff at Hillview Health Center for the exceptional care and love shown to Mrs. True during her illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Milligan College, 300 Wilson Way, Milligan College, TN 37682; or Emmanuel Christian Seminary, 1 Walker Drive, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the True family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.
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