Vivian M. Confer

Vivian M. Confer, 90, of Howard, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Haven Skilled Rehab and Nursing Center in Lock Haven.

She was born on Sept. 14, 1926, in East Salem, the daughter of the late Rev. William and Oma Tobias. She was one of eight girls and two boys in the family.

She married Paul E. Confer Sr. on Aug. 18, 1946. Vivian had three sons; Paul Confer Jr. of Howard, Dr. Leland D. Confer of Howard and Terry L. Confer (deceased) of Howard.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her son Terry and three sisters. Vivian has five grandchildren, Sean Confer of Howard, Drew Confer of Spokane, Wa., Gina Gramling of State College, Shayne Confer of Berea, Ky., and Ryan Confer of Howard. She also has six great-grandchildren, Katie, Powell, Varrah, Maxwell, Haydn and Elijah and one more on the way.

Together with her husband Paul they owned and operated the Paul Confer Trucking Company and later were partners in the Confer Coal Company.

Vivian was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church and also active in Eastern Star. The highlight of the summer was the Centre County Grange Fair visiting with old friends and family.

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