Vivian R. McClellan, 88, died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at The Carriage House in Titusville. Vivian was born in Whittier, Calif.. She lived in California, Ohio, New Mexico and Washington state before moving to Titusville, Fla., two years ago.
Vivian attended Biola, a Bible college in Los Angeles, Calif., and was joyful in serving as a pastor’s wife and missionary for much of her life. She was a kindergarten teacher and taught ladies’ Bible studies for a number of years. Vivian really loved people and delighted in mentoring, counseling and serving others. She was known for her generous, open-hearted hospitality and her talented creative writing. Vivian wrote and published several Christian novels and published a regular newspaper column of her poetry for several years. She and her husband were actively involved in SOWERS (Servants On Wheels, Ever Ready) an RV helping ministry, and traveled the U.S. ministering in schools, camps and churches.
Vivian is preceded in death just four days by her lifetime sweetheart and beloved husband of 69½ years, Jim McClellan. She is survived by their children, Cathy Drobnick and her husband John of Titusville, Fla., Chuck McClellan and his wife Gayle of Pasco, Wash., Nancy Hansen and her husband Rod of Hobart, Wash., Barbara Farrell and her husband Michael of Auburn, Wash., and Dave McClellan and his wife Karen of Aurora, Ohio. Vivian is also survived by her brother Howard Mayes and wife, Nancy of Warsaw, Ind., and by her brother-in-law, Fred McClellan and wife, Janis, of Beaumont, Calif. Vivian greatly delighted in all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by one grandson and survived by twelve grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren.
The combined Celebration of Life service for the fruitful and loving lives of Jim and Vivian will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, at Christ Community Church, 4295 Garden Street, Titusville, FL 32796.