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Viola Evelyn Irvin

August 12, 1925 — October 15, 2023

 

Viola Evelyn Irvin, affectionately known as Vi, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023, in Independence, Missouri. She was born on August 12, 1925, in Stover, Missouri. Viola's remarkable journey through life was filled with love, passion, and dedication.

Viola dedicated her career to shaping young minds as a schoolteacher for many years. Her commitment to education was evident in the countless lives she touched during her tenure. Students fondly remember her as a compassionate and patient teacher who always encouraged them to reach for the stars. Viola's thirst for knowledge led her to earn a bachelor's degree from CMSU. This educational accomplishment paved the way for her successful teaching career and served as a testament to her unwavering dedication to personal growth.

Those who knew Viola recognized her deep faith and love for the Lord. Her spirituality guided her throughout life in both good times and bad. Her unwavering devotion inspired others and left an indelible mark on their souls.

Viola had a discerning eye for beauty and an appreciation for the finer things in life. She admired art, music, and nature's wonders with awe-struck wonderment. Her love for beautiful things extended beyond the aesthetic realm; she saw beauty in acts of kindness, genuine smiles, and heartfelt words exchanged among loved ones. Viola found solace in various hobbies and interests outside her professional pursuits. A talented pianist, she graced countless church services with her enchanting melodies. Many local rest homes were brightened by the soothing melodies she shared with the elderly residents.

Sports played a significant role in Viola's life, and she was an avid fan of both the Kansas City Royals and the Chiefs. Cheering from the comfort of her living room, she celebrated their triumphs and remained a devoted supporter through the highs and lows. In her free time, Viola found enjoyment in watching her favorite television show, "The Price is Right." The excitement of guessing prices and cheering for contestants brought laughter and amusement to her quiet moments.

Viola's summertime adventures with her beloved husband, Bill, are treasured memories that will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew her well. Together, they journeyed to Colorado each year, where they worked at a lodge. They embraced nature's grandeur, forged enduring friendships, and shared many joyous moments together.


Viola Evelyn Irvin leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and wisdom. Her passing is mourned by her family, friends, former students, and all whose lives were touched by her generosity of spirit. While our hearts ache at her absence, we find solace in knowing that Viola's memory will live on through the countless lives she has influenced.

May we honor Viola's memory by cherishing the beautiful things in life as she did and by living with unwavering faith, independence, and compassion. Her indomitable spirit will continue to inspire us all to reach for the heavens; a gentle reminder that within each life lived fully lies an everlasting bouquet of cherished memories.

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Friday, November 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Buckner United Methodist Church

109 S Hudson St, Buckner, MO 64016

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