Vivian Arlene Bryson

Vivian Arlene Bryson, age 92, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Vivian was born the daughter of William E. and Pearl (Williams) Baker on May 21, 1928, in rural Dawn. She was united in marriage to Charles Roy Bryson on May 26, 1956, in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1999. Vivian and her husband Charles lived most of their lives in California, where Vivian became a master gardener.

Survivors include one sister, Betty O’Dell of Chillicothe; sister-in-law, Peg Bryson of Las Vegas, NV; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; an infant daughter, Lisa Marie; and two brothers, Buel and Milford Baker.

Services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest O. Triplett Animal Shelter, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P. O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

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