February 27, 2020

Vencina (Scalf) Bostic

Died July 8, 2019


Vencina (Scalf) Bostic, 90, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Villa at West Branch.

She was born May 12, 1929, in Harlan, Ky., to Clinton Cambell Scalf and Naomi (Hensley) Scalf. Vencina’s father was a coal miner. After her mother died when she was 11 years old, she helped raise her three younger siblings, Audrey, Bobby Earl and Cathrine.

At 17, Vencina married Hobert Edward Bostic of La Follette, Tenn. They raised six children, Patricia, Bobbie Jo, Diane, Glen Edward (Eddie), Debra and Janet. The family later settled in Detroit, where Hobert worked as a high-rise ironworker.

Vencina eventually moved with her family to the West Branch area, where she remained for the rest of her life. Her husband passed in 1981.

Vencina was a strong woman who loved her children and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her has Mammaw. She enjoyed growing flowers and nurturing houseplants. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans for her family and collecting porcelain dolls.

Vencina is survived by daughters, Patricia Bostic, Bobbie Jo (Bernie) Fox, Diane (Kim) Eggmann, Debra Sue (Kim) Bastedo and Janet (Duane) Murchie. She is also survived by her sister, Catherine “Cat”; and her grandchildren, Mark Fox, Amy Geise, Beth Strauss, James Martin, Jennifer Cahill, Joey Martin, Scott Bastedo, Bridgette Bostic, Brianna Miller, John Murchie, Brian Murchie and Haley Murchie; along with many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Vencina was preceded in death by two still-born children; and son, Glen Edward “Eddie” Bostic, in 2006. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Audrey (June); and brother, Bobby.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Ogemaw Springs Cemetery.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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