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Wednesday September 29th, 2021
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Vivian Hosfield Hawk

Vivian C. Hawk was born near Ellston, Iowa on October 24, 1929, to Vern (Bill) and Vera (Fouser) Creveling. Her early childhood included the loss of two brothers in infancy and a young brother, Donald, in a car accident. Her brother, Vernie, was killed in a hunting accident and his death caused the sudden death of her mother. Her father died in 1972. Vivian’s only remaining sibling was her sister, Doris Lash, who she always called, “Sister.” They shared a special bond and, in their later years, talked on the phone every week until Doris passed away in 2016.

Vivian was united in marriage to Lloyd E. Hosfield on August 22, 1947. They had two daughters, Donna Kay and Carolyn Rae. Vivian and Lloyd owned and operated Hosfield Grocery in Ellston where she worked on a daily basis. Vivian loved gardening and doing things outdoors. She spent a lot of time planting and caring for her flowers, especially the peonies.

Vivian and Lloyd enjoyed square dancing as well as giving square dancing lessons. In 1966, they sold the store in Ellston and moved to Creston where Vivian worked at Easter’s Store. They continued square dancing with friends and gave lessons in the basement of their home. Vivian and Lloyd were privileged to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 1972. Lloyd passed away on March 25, 1975.

On October 23, 1976, Vivian married Duane Hawk and later moved to Galmey, Missouri to reside on Lake Pomme de Terre. Vivian enjoyed working in the yard and going out in the boat to fish. She especially liked taking the grandkids to the lake in the golf cart so they could fish, swim, or just throw rocks into the water. Duane passed away in 2012 and Vivian later moved to Branson, Missouri.

Vivian was a loving mother who always put the best interests of her children and grandchildren first. She enjoyed having her family come for visits and always had sugar cookies, brownies, and vanilla ice cream in the freezer for everyone. The visits usually included a fish fry and her hush puppies. Her greatest pleasure came from playing cards, dominoes, and games with the grandkids.

Vivian passed away in Ozark, Missouri on September 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Staci Lynn Shields, in December 1980.

She is survived by her daughters Donna (Raymond) Shields, their children Michael (Nicole) Shields, Grant & Ava; and Angela Waugh, son Keagan; Carolyn (Rodney) Shields, their children, Jason (Rebecca) Shields, Wade, Walker & Calloway; and Aaron Shields, sons, Wilder and Sam; as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

A memorial fund has been established for the Ellston Cemetery.

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Thinking of Vivian always brings back good memories. Many a time playing dominos with Art & Vivian. Good times at the Lake. Praying for peace for her family. From her neighbors from Pom de Terre, Ginny & Keith Day

Ginny Day Oct 25 2021 8:08 AM

We were sorry to hear of Vivian's passing. I will always remember your Mom and Dad in their grocery store. It was a main stay in our then quite small world. We did not get too far out of our little circle (roughly sixteen square blocks) very often. So each person living there was important to us. We knew everyone, talked with everyone and some of us were actually related. May your families, friends and memories be a comfort to you in this difficult time.

Dennis and Sharon Creveling Oct 1 2021 12:00 AM

We just recieved word that Vivian had passed. Larry and I send our condolences to the girls and their families. We had lost contact with Vivian years ago, but always considered part our family. Sorry for your loss.Carolyn Hawk and Larry Hawk

Carolyn Hawk Oct 1 2021 12:00 AM

Vivian had an extended family with her 2nd husband, who had two grown sons Larry( Carolyn) Hawk, and James(Nancy)and two step grandchildren. James and Melissa who also enjoyed Vivians company any

Pati Gabriel Sep 30 2021 12:00 AM

Sending my condolences to all of Vivian's family. I have fond memories of the times we shopped for groceries in Hosfield Store. Vivian, and Lloyd, were always so kind. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Many times I bought 5 cents worth of lemon drops to take to the movie next door. Those were wonderful years of growing up in the Ellston community. Vivian sure helped all of us feel welcome, to feel good, just by being the kind of lady she was. I lost track of her over the years as we all headed out on our own after high school to who knows where. Reading her obituary I know she had a full life and enjoyed her family. That would be the Vivian I knew as a youngster in the 40s and 50s. Prayers for grace and peace in the coming days and years. Rex and Winnie Fowler, Carlisle, Iowa

Rex and Winnie Fowler Sep 27 2021 12:00 AM