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Obituary for Vivian Marie Hooper (Wohlgemuth)

Vivian Marie Hooper, 90 of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at her home.

A private family graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, with Rev. Francis Stockton officiating. Memorials are suggested to Camp Creek United Methodist Church or Mt. Vernon Cemetery and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Vivian was born September 29, 1929, in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Emil and Lottie (Wycoff) Wohlgemuth. She attended White Clay Elementary School and graduated from ACCHS in 1947. Vivian was a homemaker for most of her life, but had worked as a bookkeeper for Hooper Fina Service Station. She was a lifelong member of Camp Creek United Methodist Church. Vivian enjoyed antiquing, boating, the family vacation house in Colorado and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Vivian married Howard L. “Pete” Hooper, Jr., on October 8, 1948. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon and Dennis Schwarzer, Muscotah, KS, two sons; Howard III “Bud” Hooper, Atchison, KS, Theodore “Ted” Hooper, Atchison, KS, a brother Thomas (Marilyn) Wohlgemuth, Topeka, KS, sister in law, Gerry Wohlgemuth, Effingham, KS, nine grandchildren, Amy (Dr. Lyndon Niapaul) Schwarzer, Roswell, GA, Christy (Chris) Kearney, FL, Carrie (Aaron) Myers, Atchison, KS, Amanda (David) Rains, Coffeyville, KS, Ted Hooper, Jr., Sarah (Brad) Lee, Atchison, KS, Adam Schwarzer, Kansas City, KS, Bridget Keller, Atchison, KS, Lee Hooper, Atchison, KS, seventeen great grandchildren, Mia, Tisha, Riana, Marina Naipaul, Ian, Aiden, Bella Kearney, Shelby, Cameron, Lucas Seager, Madelyn, Makayla Myers, Caleb Hooper, Madison, Alex Lee, Jaidynn Keller, Mylee Scherer.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister Doris Holtgrave, a brother, Kenneth Wohlgemuth, two sisters in law, Annabel Durkin and Joyce Hooper.