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GARRISON, Sylvia Roberta: Died 1981


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Date: 7/28/2021 at 09:12:14

**Handwritten: 17 Dec. 1981 V.B. Register


Sylvia Roberta Hocking, the eldest daughter of John Richard and Dora Olive (Foquer) Hocking, was born four miles west of Rutledge, Missouri, at the family homestead on Aug. 29, 1908. Death came to her in her sleep early Sunday morning, December 6, 1981, at her home in Milton, Iowa, in her 73rd year of life.

Sylvia graduated from the Chaney School west of Rutledge, when the family moved to Gorin, she attended high school there. She later worked in Kansas, where she met and married Frederick Wesley Guile on October 23, 1927. They made their home in Lansing, Kansas, then moved to Auburn, Nebraska for two years. They later came to Missouri and made their home near Rutledge and then moved to Illinois where Sylvia worked at the Manteno State Hospital and at the American Marietta Paint company in Kankakee, Ill. In 1953 they came back to Missouri and bought a farm near Memphis, where they continued to live until Fred's death of coronary thrombosis, which occurred suddenly on April 4, 1962 at doctor's a office in Memphis.

Sylvia sold her farm and purchased a home in Milton, Iowa. She was married to Pearl Raymond Garrison on August 1, 1965. Mr. Garrison died on November 4, 1971.

At the time of her death, Sylvia was a membre of Grace United Methodist Church of Milton, and a member of the U.M.W. She loved her church and was an avid worker as long as her health permitted, and continued to support her church as she was able. She was a kind person and loved by those who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and three stepchildren. She is survived by her two sisters and their husbands, Olive and Chan Bull, and Jean and Leland Miller, all of Memphis, Missouri; two stepsons: John Robert Garrison of Burlington, Iowa and Richard Early Garrison and wife Veronica of Rocky Ford, Colorado; also five stepdaughters: Lucille Williams of Kirkwood, Illinois, Josephine Jennings and husband Dorsey of Galesburg, Illinois, Ruth De Buhr and husband Roger of Donnellson, Iowa, Betty Starkey and husband Dick of Louisiana, Missouri, and Jacqueline Meade and husband Leonard of Donnellson, Iowa and thirty-three step-grandchildren and thirty-three step great grandchildren and two step nieces: Carolyn Hinds and husband Dan and Marilyn Cowell and husband Leon, and one step nephew; Stanley Bull and wife Patty, as well as several great and great, great nieces and nephews and many cousins. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Grace United Methodist Church in Milton, Iowa, on December 9, 1981, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Edward Kail officiating, with Father Mark Spring, a special friend, offering the beautiful closing prayer. Music was furnished by Nola Wilson, organist, Edna Archer, Gladys Bachman, Mary Eleanor Hargrove, and Madolyn Helsel singing, "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Body bearers were: Jim Andrews, Oscar Bachman, Jim Hargrove, Neal Kinsinger, Bill Strait and Wyatt Vance.

Interment was in the South Bethel Cemetery, in Scotland County, west of Rutledge, Mo.

Services were under the direction of the Payne-Gerth Funeral Home of Memphis, Missouri.

Source: "Scrapbook 1981 - 1985", Pg. 52,
Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA


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