VIVIAN LOUISE GARTON
Vivian Louise Garton, 90, of Humeston, Iowa, passed away Oct. 22, 2017, at the Circle of Life Hospice and Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa.
Vivian was the daughter of Fon and Sarah Edna (Lowe) McDonald and was born Nov. 16, 1926, at Humeston, Iowa. She was baptized in the Humeston Christian Church at the age of 13. She graduated from Humeston High School. After graduation, she went to Des Moines and worked a short time in the office at Younkers Department Store Company. After returning home she worked at the same telephone office she worked in as a junior in high school. She was working for the Doze Motor Company in Humeston keeping the books when her future husband came home from the Army. Her last job was working at the Citizen State Bank in Humeston.
On March 23, 1946, Vivian married Howard Lee Garton. They lived in the Humeston area where they raised their two children, Peggy and Gary. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, golfing, and watching the Iowa Hawkeye basketball team.
Vivian was a life long member of the Humeston Christian Church and the Humeston Golf Club. She was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and PEO. Vivian and Howard spent several warm winters in Florida with some Humeston friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Howard, on July 17, 2015; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Catherine McDonald and Maxine and Ernie Fry.
She leaves behind a daughter, Peggy Siglin and husband, Kynard of Lucas; son, Gary Garton, and wife, Beth, of Urbandale; four grandchildren, Eutona and Kerry Kaufman of Whiting, April and Brad Eichelberger of Wayland, Chase Garton of Des Moines and Zach Garton of Urbandale; five great- grandchildren, Kennedy Kaufman, Corbin Garton, and Samuel, Aubrey and Ava Eichelberger; brothers-in-law, Raydean Garton and wife, Kathy of Des Moines and Bill Jones of Derby; many nieces and nephews and many friends
Funeral services were held at the Humeston Christian United Methodist Church in Humeston Oct. 28 with Rev. Kristin Wolf officiating.
Burial was in the Humeston Cemetery.
Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon.
Memorials may be given to the Humeston Public Library or the Humeston Christian United Methodist Church in Vivian’s memory.