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James E. Vandivier

Tuesday, May 18, 2004


James E. Vandivier, 68, of Bridgeton, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Royal Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. He had been in failing health.

Born on Nov. 27, 1935, in Rosedale, he was the son of Everett Vandivier and Dorothy Overpeck Vandivier. He was a 1954 graduate of Bridgeton High School.

He had been employed as a carpenter and truck driver before being disabled by poor health. During the Korean War, he served from 1954 to 1956 in the United States Marine Corps.

While active, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, bowling and his hobbies of woodworking and making black powder rifles.

Surviving are his wife, Chloe Ann Fields Vandivier, whom he married Nov. 2, 1956; one daughter and husband, Lori and John Judy, Rosedale; two granddaughters and husbands, Mariah and Rob Fellows of Mecca, and Micah and James Melis of Terre Haute; two great-grandchildren, Cassie and Brody Fellows; five brothers, Murrel Vandivier and wife Kay of Cookeville, Tenn., Alvin Vandivier and wife Marilyn of Rosedale, John Vandivier and wife Pat of Jamestown, Joe Vandivier and Wife Carol, of New Whiteland and Tim Vandivier of Terre Haute; one sister, Linda McIndoo of Muncie; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends. A great grandchild is expected in September, as well.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Perry Mager will officiate and interment will be in Calcutta Cemetery with graveside military rites. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Should friends so desire, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available during the visitation and service.