CHARLESTON - Vivian Lorene Babb, 85, died at 3:15 a.m. March 9, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Born Jan. 11, 1917, at Mill Springs, daughter of the late George A. and Mina Jeffords Cox, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she owned and operated Mrs. Babb's Daycare and Kindergarten for 20 years. She was a member and Sunday school teacher of the First Christian Church and participated in the local prayer group in support of the Billy Graham Crusade efforts. She had also served as a Girl Scout leader and was a former member of the Athena Club.
On Feb. 18, 1939, she married W.S. Babb, who preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1996.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Connie Babb of rural Bertrand; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jim Draffen of Calvert City, Ky.; two half brothers, Wayne Cox of Charleston, Ill., and Norman Cox of Salem, Ill.; five half sisters, Alice McKenzie of Owensboro, Ky., Mary Stevenson of Salem, Ill., Vennie Tumbleson of Mattoon, Ill., Sue Mulvaney of Kinmundy, Ill., and Shirley McElyea of Decatur, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Tip Draffen of Nashville, Tenn., Mark and wife Jennifer Draffen of San Mateo, Calif., and Stephen Draffen of Oxford, Miss.
One brother and two half brothers also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Don Tabor of Nashville, officiating.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.