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Vivian Ball

Vivian Stutzman Ball, age 92, formerly of Williamsport, died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Chambersburg Hospital surrounded by her immediate family. She was born July 1, 1925, the youngest of Sherman Quincy Stutzman and Lydia (Steiger).  She was preceded in death by siblings: Sherman Quincy II, Estella, and Eugene.

Vivian was baptized at Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, PA.  She graduated from Williamsport High School, Class of 1943. She loved big band music and jitterbug dancing. She was an excellent swimmer, a water skier, and league bowler.

Vivian worked all her life, combining daytime secretarial work  (Pickelner’s, Tilo, Rolex, PENNDOT) with nighttime waitressing to provide for herself and her children. She was an avid knitter, and Bingo player.

Vivian was married to Ed Koch Ball of South Williamsport before divorcing in 1955. She is survived by her two children, Ed Koch Ball (and his wife, Jeanie Walker Ball) of Carlisle, PA, and Susan Ball Faeder of Lewisburg. She had five grandchildren: Gregory Ball, Gavin Ball, Gennifer Ball Richie, Zachary Ball, and Samuel Faeder, and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vivian’s honor at Green Ridge Village, at 210 Big Spring Road, Newville, PA. Please specify her name and “Entertainment Fund.” A graveside gathering to bury Vivian’s remains will take place on May 24 th at 11:00 AM in the Montoursville Cemetery. RSVP to Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., on Vivian’s obituary page and leave your online condolences at www.hollingerfuneralhome.com.

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Aunt Vivian was always the "fun" aunt.  Always had a smile waiting or us when we would visit her.  A very fond memory I have is Aunt Vivian and her brother (my dad named Gene) were at our home in the summer eating hard shelled crabs.  They both absolutely loved hard shelled crabs.  Always a good time when she visited us or we visited her.

Gary and Dave Stutzman May 22 2018 12:00 AM

Tammy! Thank you so much for checking in via this website, and for your thoughts and prayers for Viv. I hope this means you received my letter? best wishes~

Susan Ball Faeder May 15 2018 12:00 AM

While there is sadness in the passing, and a hole in the fabric of family and friends, I'll always treasure the memory of Viv's feet dancing while she is seated in her room at Green Ridge Manor and Jimmy Dorsey music is playing from her TV. Her feet are sliding left and right as they glide a half inch off the floor, and the smile on her face was broad and care free.Best wishes to all who were closest to her, but I'm sure she'll be dancing 💃🏼 up a storm for a long time yet

Tim Williamson May 13 2018 12:00 AM

The Dale Haines family sends our sincere condolences to the family. Great aunt Vivian joins ours precious mother Sandra Stutzman in heaven.Visiting Aunt Vivian's house as a child was always special time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tammy Haines Herman May 12 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. Praying God’s perfect peace will give you comfort. Much love to your family!

Cathy Snyder May 3 2018 12:00 AM

Our prayers and love go out to all Viv’s family.

Dorothy Gerring May 3 2018 12:00 AM