Funeral services for Emma J. Garrett, 87, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. She died July 4, 2011 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.
Emma was born on April 4, 1924 in Oakley, KS the daughter of Robert H. and Edna (Gross) Vawter.
She was a resident of Lawrence since 1946.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Eagles, Lawrence Hospital Auxiliary, India EHU, and American Legion Auxiliary.
She married Marvin B. Garrett on October 22, 1944 in Oakley, KS. He preceded her in death July 22, 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Robert B. Garrett, and wife Rhonda, Thousand Oakes, CA, Jerry L. Garrett, and wife, Camille; one daughter, Janet L. Cantin, and husband Casey, Overland Park, KS; five grandchildren, Neil, Danielle Scully, Marc, Tari Curtis, and Kari; two step grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and seven step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one brother, John W. Vawter; one sister, Roberta V. Meek; and one step grandson.
The family will receive friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.