Audrey Vivian Rawlings
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passed away with her family at her side on the morning of April 28 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio after a brief illness. Known as Vivian, she would have turned 99 years old on June 5. Few ever guessed her age: her positive energy and enthusiasm were admired by many. Vivian and her husband Robert , who predeceased her on May 6, 1995, moved their children Philip and Janet to Canton, Ohio in 1956 after starting Servisoft Water Conditioning. After the purchase of several other water companies, it was known as Peck Water Systems, Inc. Born in Randolph County, Indiana on June 5, 1915, Vivian was active for more than fifty years in Canton's San Souci Garden Club. A past member of Brookside Country Club, she was an avid golfer and bridge player.
She is survived by son, Philip and daughter-in-law Janet Bartchy Peckinpaugh; daughter, Janet Peckinpaugh; grandson, Alexander Rawlings Gerson; granddaughter, Ashleigh Peckinpaugh Carr, her husband, Mark Carr and great-granddaughter, Audrey Carr.
Following a funeral service at Elm Ridge Funeral Home in Muncie, Indiana, Vivian will be entombed next to her husband on May 17. There will be a memorial service in her honor in Canton at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Christ Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. The Reed Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Those wishing may sign the on-line guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on May 4, 2014