Marieta L. Garrison


9-11 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 27
Gerth Funeral Home


11 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 27
Gerth Funeral Chapel


Alzheimer's Association

{Jan. 23, 1935 - Oct. 22, 2017}

Marieta Louise Garrison, 82, of Queen City, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born the daughter of Charles Russell and Velma Gertrude (McVeigh) Rhodes on January 23, 1935 in Keokuk, Iowa.

Marieta married Roy Lee Garrison on December 5, 1953.   He preceded her in death on October 14, 2011.

She was a long-time custodian at the Scotland County Care Center and also cleaned homes in the area.   Marieta enjoyed walks at night and collected bells.   She was a member of the Memphis First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; several brothers and sisters; one grandchild; a son-in-law, Larry Miller.

She is survived by her children: Betty (Alan) Jennings of Saginaw, MI, Lee Roy (Tina) Garrison of Memphis, Judy (Richard) Hesseltine of Floris, IA, Julie Rainbolt of Dixon, IL, Beverly (Terry) Burch of Stillwell, IL and Laura Miller of Queen City; sisters: Nellie (Bill) Buntin of Wayland,  Esther (Jerry) McGee of Keokuk and Dorothy Reeves of Des Moines, IA; 14 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m.,  Friday, October 27, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jack Sumption, pastor of the Memphis First Christian Church officiating.   Inurnment will be in the Memphis Cemetery.

Visitation is prior to the service, from 9-11 a.m., on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. She was one sweet lady.

    Comment by Dora Fogle on October 25, 2017 at 8:52 am
  2. Laura and family I’m so sorry to hear of marietas passing she will be missed by all of you but she is with her heavenly father and out if her pain I always enjoyed taking her and Roy on the bus they were a pair and alot of love there was plain to see. I’m praying for you as you go through this difficult time.

    Comment by Linda ketchum on October 25, 2017 at 8:58 am
  3. Laura and family I’m so sorry about your loss of your mom she was a sweet caring lady she will be missed may the Lord comfort you as you lay this sweet lady to rest.

    Comment by Linda ketchum on October 25, 2017 at 9:01 am
  4. Roy and Tina, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Comment by Nova Montgomery on October 25, 2017 at 11:14 am
  5. I am so sorry I love and will miss u God bless u. U where a good woman mother Grandma u have ur place in heven ur now an angle love u

    Comment by Elizabeth gorman on October 25, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  6. So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady and my prayers for the family

    Comment by Mary Todd on October 27, 2017 at 7:13 am
  7. Julie, your mother was a lovely and very kind lady I know you all loved dearly. Sending prayers of comfort to you, and your entire family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Merri

    Comment by Merri Grogan on October 27, 2017 at 8:54 am
  8. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how faithful Marietta was to have her children in worship each Sunday. Surely she has a saint has gone home. Sweet lady.

    Comment by Mary Cantril Wright on October 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm

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