July 19, 2012
Wilma June Garrett, 89, of Downing died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.
She was born the daughter of William Newton and Edith Elnora "Nellie" (McDaniel) Dalton on November 4, 1922 in Scotland County, MO.
Wilma married Herbert Glen Garrett on November 16, 1939. He preceded her in death.
To this union, five children - Glen, Lloyd, Carol, Nancy and Lyle - were born.
Wilma was a life-long resident of Scotland and Schuyler Counties. She devoted her life to raising her children and caring for her husband. Wilma loved to quilt, cook and make noodles for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters, husband, her son Glen, and a son-in-law, Charles Seamster.
She is survived by her children, Lloyd and wife Maxine Garrett of Camdenton, MO, Carol Seamster of Downing, Nancy Bishop of Memphis, and Lyle and wife Lana Garrett of Harrisburg, MO; daughter-in-law, Barbara Garrett of Moberly; ten grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Irene Dalton of Memphis and a special friend, Ann Alexander of Downing.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 16 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Wilma's niece, Karyon Elsea officiating. Betty Anderson preformed Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross on the organ. Bill Elsea, Doc Humes, Jim Alexander, Vernon Carroll, Jerry Anderson and Dick Middleton served as pallbearers. Jim Brewer and Jim Baxter were honorary pallbearers.
Burial was in the Campground Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Schuyler County Nutrition Site and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.
Condolences may be sent to the Garrett family by signing the guest book at gerthfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service of Memphis and Wyaconda.