The Ottumwa Courier

April 14, 2014

Lois Garrett


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DOUDS — Lois A. Garrett, 81, of rural Douds, died at 11:50 p.m. April 12, 2014, at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.

She was born Dec. 2, 1932, near Eldon to Iver and Gertrude Carlson Reisch and married Donald E. Garrett Nov. 21, 1951, in Eldon. They have lived their married life in rural Selma, Libertyville and Douds. Lois graduated from Eldon High School, was a farm homemaker and had worked as a telephone operator in Eldon, at Douds Café and Moore’s Grocery in Douds. She was a member of Selma United Methodist, where she had served as pianist. She also played the piano at the Selma Jam Sessions and had been a member of Selma Saddle Club and Douds Pythian Sisters and especially loved and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Don; two sons, Dennis Garrett of Batavia and Tony Garrett (Cari) of Floris; a daughter, Diana Swan (Gale) of Libertyville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Finney of Fairfield.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Shirley Taylor; and infant sister, Betty Jean Reisch.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Living Hope Bible Church, Eldon; Pastor David Albert officiating. Burial will be in Iowaville Cemetery west of Selma.

Visitation will open at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds, with family present from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials to Living Hope Bible Church or Iowaville Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at 1425 265th St., Libertyville, Iowa 52567.


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