Vivian Storey Shore, 90, of Johnson, passed away Sunday, March, 28, 2010, at the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit.


Vivian Storey Shore, 90, of Johnson, passed away Sunday, March, 28, 2010, at the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit.
Vivian was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Girard. Raised by her paternal grandparents, Vivian graduated from Pittsburg College High School, Pittsburg. She married Lewis Shore on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1949, in Coats, where they made their home. In 1956 she moved to Big Bow, with Lewis and their 4-year-old daughter, Shannon.
Vivian was a dedicated community volunteer. She was an energetic volunteer at the Big Bow Grade School and Stanton County High School, a project leader for the 4-H Club, and for many years, directed the annual Christmas play at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson. She taught first grade Sunday School at the church for more than 20 years. Vivian was also a lifetime member of the Ulysses American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 79. She was a talented seamstress, a creative cook, a dedicated farm wife and mother.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lewis Shore of Johnson; daughter, Shannon Shore Howell and  husband, Richard; grandchildren Patrick Howell and Kelly Howell Bukaty and husband, Nate Bukaty; and her 3-month-old great-grandson, Benjamin Patrick Bukaty, all of Overland Park.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ella Catherine Highfill of Wichita, and her cousin, Jim Dixon of Montrose, Colo., and her dedicated friend and caregiver Lupe Orozco of Johnson.  
She was known fondly as “Aunt V” to her nieces and nephews, Lou Lynne Moss, Pratt, Prudy and Ken Lewton and Jim Shriver all of Coats, Gary and Carolyn Highfill of Cameron, Mo., and Judy and Mitch Counce of Dodge City.   
She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, R. J. and Anna Irene Storey; mother and stepfather, Nancy and Emory Gardiner; sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Paul Shriver;  brother-in law, Deane Highfill and her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucile and Robert Shore.
A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Bill Troup and the staff at the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit for the special care she received.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Johnson, with the Rev. Don Hasty officiating. There will be no public visitation. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday  at the Coats Cemetery in Coats.  
Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian’s memory to Stanton County Long Term Care Unit, the United Methodist Women, or the First United Methodist Church all in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS  67855.