Vivian Lucille Hartley, 80, of Memphis, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born the daughter of Floyd Everett and Helen Lucille (Bowlyou) Spiker on May 21, 1936 in Burlington, Iowa.

Vivian married Harry Hartley on January 15, 1953.   He preceded her in death on July 13, 2003.

Vivian enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  She liked working on puzzle books, being in her garden and tending her flowers, embroidery, and dancing – which was her passion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son-in-law, two brothers and a great-grandson in infancy.

She is survived by her daughters, Audrey Spray of Bible Grove, MO, Theresa (Dave) Fleming of Tuscumbia, MO and Terri Hamlin of Memphis, MO; a son, Floyd (Jeanne) Hartley of Downing, MO; sister, Sandra (Jim) Dumse of Danville, IA; brother, Larry Spiker of Lomax, IL; special friend, Lester McElroy of Downing, MO; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Saturday, April 15, at the Bible Grove Christian Church Cemetery with Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church, officiating.   Tyson Blessing, Clayton Miller, Jeff Davis, Chad Davis, Shawn Phillips, Cody Hartley, Jordan Clark and Shane Witherow served as pallbearers. Philip Padget, Randy Van Niewall and Ryan Fleming were honorary pallbearers.

Memorials are suggested to the family and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Vivian’s family by signing the online guest book at

Arrangements were under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.