Remmert Funeral Home


Vivian Mary Garwood

May 8, 1925April 6, 2021

Vivian Garwood, 95 of Washburn, IL, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at her home.

Born May 8, 1925 in Peoria, IL to Alvin and Zelda (Harper) Armstrong; she married William E. Garwood on July 27, 1963 and he preceded her in 1994.

Also preceding in death were her daughter, Diana Maloy; brother, Alvin Armstrong and grandson, James Clifford McMahon.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Ricky McMahon of East Peoria, Arthur “Nick” (Mary) McMahon of Creve Coeur; Shelly Casper of Washburn; Kandy (Trent) Goughnour of Bloomington, IL and Kelly (Mike) Dixon of Springfield, IL; brother, Gary Armstrong of Iowa; fourteen great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren.

Vivian was a proud retiree with 16 years of service at the Peoria Journal Star where she helped call-in customers write and place classified advertisements.

She enjoyed the great outdoors and loved her family very much.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with Pastor Steve Weber officiating. Burial will follow at Fondulac Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Memorials are suggested to or the charity of the donor’s choice, in lieu of flowers.



  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


  • Burial

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