Vivian Sievers Piltz

Funeral services for Vivian Sievers Piltz, 99, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17 at Hebrew Union Temple. She passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 14. Burial will be in the Greenville Jewish Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Vivian was born March 30, 1918 to Charles and Laura Bernard Sulke Sievers. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl. She was a lifelong resident of Greenville and a graduate of Greenville High School in 1936. Vivian married Julius Piltz in 1953 and they were married for 56 years until his death in 2010. Together they owned and operated J’s Hub for over 40 years. She served as a civilian clerk-typist at the Greenville Air Force Base during the Second World War. Vivian was a member of Hebrew Union Congregation for her entire life and served as organist and as president of the Congregations’ sisterhood. She was a former member of Greenville’s Junior Women’s Club. 

Vivian was a very talented and creative true southern lady. She loved playing the piano and entertained countless listeners from junior high school, the Air Base, and on through later life. She created many beautifully decorated and delicious cakes, having followed in her mother’s footsteps. 

She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. 

Besides her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Melville B. Sievers, C. Aubrey Sievers and Laurance J. Sievers.

Vivian is survived by her son, Barry Sievers Piltz, grandson, Austin (Emalee) Sievers Piltz, nieces, Susan (Gerrold) Piltz Pinsker and Peggy (Donald) Sievers McCallie, and nephews, Larry (Tammy) Sievers and Larry (Grace) Piltz. 

The family is so eternally grateful for the attention, care, friendship, and love of her caregiver, Bertha Jackson; words cannot express our true appreciation. Thanks also to Ida Conway as well as nurses and staff of DRMC’s hospice. 

There will be a visitation one hour prior to the services at the temple. Rabbi Debra Kassoff will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Hebrew Union Congregation, P. O. Box 1333, Greenville, MS 38702.