Vivian Forst was born Vivian Wright in Stockton Township, Greene County, Indiana on 25 June 1911.
In 1933, she married Frederick Forst. The couple had two children, Linda, and Richard. Her husband died in 1953. She served as an election judge in Indiana until she was 93.
Forst died in Champaign, Illinois, USA on 23 February 2023, at the age of 111 years, 243 days. She previously resided at Villa West Nursing Home.
Her age was verified by Stefan Maglov, and validated by LongeviQuest on 25 January 2023.
At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Illinois.