Ellen Marie Vandiver, 88 of Nortonville went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Hillside Center after a brief illness. Born January 17, 1935, to the late Charles and Vannie (Oglesby) Whitfield of Nortonville. She was affectionately known as "Mamarie" to friends and family. She was a cook for the Dixie Pan Restaurant for many years and her homemade rolls were well known. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of people who were ill, babysitting, and attending church. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley "Timer" Vandiver; brothers, Charles Henry Whitfield, Hayden Whitfield, Johnny Whitfield and Windell Vandiver; sisters, Anna B. Oglesby and Dottie Nance; and great-great-granddaughters in Heaven, Hattie Anne Vandiver and Selah Putman.
Survived by her sons, Bobby (Laurie) Vandiver of Madisonville and Jonathan Vandiver of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Cameron (Shannon) Vandiver of Huntsville, AL, Shane (Lisa) Vandiver of Bowling Green, Misti (Brett) Myers of Okinawa, Japan, Austin (Holly) Tarkington of Hanson, Audra (Monty) Putman of Tyler, TX, Will (Sarah) Czalbowski of Cookeville, TN, and Ben (Tabitha) Ramsey of Madisonville; great-grandchildren, Cody Vandiver, Bailey Vandiver, Ashtyn Vandiver, Cayden Vandiver, Brady Vandiver, Conner Myers, Emma Myers, Scarlett Marie Myers, Xena Myers, Jude Tarkington, Olivia Tarkington, Jonah Tarkington, Luke Putman, Addison Czalbowski, Harper Czalbowski, Josiah Petree, Gabe Petree, Riley Ramsey, Ally Ramsey and Kennedy Ramsey; sisters-in-law, Althea Whitfield, Shirley Ramsey and June Cartwright; several cousins, many nieces and nephews; and a caregiver who was like a granddaughter, Jaclyn (Joe) Hafley; former daughters-in-law, Susan Ramsey and Nadine Leising; and a special niece, Karen Harrison.
Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville with Bro. Bob Bridges officiating. Burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00am at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund in her memory.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Hillside Center for the care provided.
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Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund
150 Red Hill Rd., Nortonville KY 42442