Viva Jones Rothwell

Published 8:12 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Viva Jones Rothwell


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Viva Jones Rothwell, 84, of Moreland, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, April 15, 2019.

Born September 2, 1934, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Violet Russell Jones. Viva was a member of Westside Community United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards and being with her friends. For many years, her fabric store was a frequent gathering place for people in the community. She could be found behind her sewing machine or crocheting while her grandkids played on the fabric tables. Viva will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Viva was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Samuel Rothwell, Sr.

She is survived by two sons, Eddie S. (Janet) Rothwell, Jr. of Hustonville and Russell Keith (Denise) Rothwell of Moreland; sister, Margaret Roberts of Danville; five grandchildren, Christy Rothwell (Darren Wolfe), Erin (Jeremy) Kraus, Nikki Rothwell, Rusty Rothwell and Sammy Rothwell; and six great grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Rev. Bob Coppings and Chaplain Brad King. Burial is in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Eddie Rothwell, Jr., Keith Rothwell, Jeremy Kraus, Sammy Rothwell, Rusty Rothwell, Evan Wolfe, Alex Wolfe and Holden Kraus. Visitation is 5-9 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Heritage Hospice. A guestbook is available at