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Vivian Eleanor (Grant) Rayhel

October 29, 1937 ~ January 4, 2018 (age 80)

VIVIAN ELEANOR (GRANT) RAYHEL, 80, of Arcola, IL passed away 8:22 P.M. EST on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Huntington Place Nursing Home in Rockledge, FL. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Edwards Funeral home in Arcola, IL.  Pastor Brent Budd will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Arthur Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. 

Vivian was born on October 29, 1937 in Arthur, IL.  She was a daughter of John Garrett Grant and Winona Mae (Schwantz) Grant.  She married Robert Raymond Rayhel on July 5, 1957 in Arthur, IL.  He passed away on September 11, 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin A. Rayhel of Cocoa, FL and Virgil A. Rayhel and his wife Ann Reynolds-Rayhel of Merritt Isalnd FL, one granddaughter, Jessica L. Rayhel of Merritt Island, FL, a great grandson Isaiah A Rayhel of Merritt Island, FL, one sister, Nancy Marie Navel of Arthur, IL and one sister-in-law, Betty Lou Grant of Tuscola, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Robert Andrew Rayhel, one brother, Everett Abraham Grant, and one sister Ruth Irene Ghere.

Vivian was a member of the Arcola First Christian Church.

Vivian worked in the cafeteria for the Arcola School District for several years.   She served with Lincolnland Hospice, Illinois Department on Aging, and Coles County Council on Aging.

She liked butterflies, she enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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