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Vivian Eleanor Burch

September 6, 1921 — May 24, 2017

Vivian E. Burch, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 24, 2017, at the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center in St. Charles, Illinois. Vivian was born on September 6, 1921, in Rockford, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle Othmer. She married Charles P. Cannella of Rockford on October 5, 1940. They eventually moved to Rochelle, Illinois where they owned and operated the Rollercade roller rink for ten years. She played the Hammond organ at the rink and upon their divorce she played at a piano bar at the Beacon restaurant in Rochelle for several years where she met George T. Burch whom she married in November of 1969. He died of Alzheimer’s in the fall of 2001. She loved to play the organ, piano and singing, and entertained the residents of Brighton Gardens on a regular basis. She is survived by her only child, C.R. Cannella of Henderson, Nevada and several nieces Linda Layton of Loves park and Carla Lilien of Geneva and nephew Jimmy Goff of Sebring, FL. Funeral services will be held on May 26, 2017 at the Beverage Lyons Family Funeral Home 704 N. 6th Street Rochelle, IL at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tilley officiating. Burial will follow at Willwood Cemetery in Rockford. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimers Association Arrangements entrusted to Beverage Lyons Family Funeral Home.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

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Beverage - Lyons Family Funeral Home

704 N 6th St, Rochelle, IL 61068

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