Sarah L. Garrett, 83

Posted on October 26, 2013

Sarah L. Garrett, 83, of Hartford City, passed away at 2:18 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
She was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Wells County, to Roy E. Stinson and Mae Kingen Stinson. She married Charles M. Garrett Nov. 7, 1948, in Keystone; her husband preceded her in death.
Sarah graduated from Chester Center High School. She and her late husband did many things during their lifetime. They farmed and they were former owners of Hartford Automotive, Scotch Mist, and multiple trucking companies.
In her free time Sarah enjoyed woodworking, painting, and gardening. She was heavily involved with the First Baptist Church of Montpelier. Above all else, Sarah loved her family dearly.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Patti) Garrett of Hartford City and Rea (Lisa) Garrett of Summitville; a daughter, Rita (Allen) Bell of Hartford City; seven grandchildren, Cate (John) Brandon of Cleveland, Ohio,  Carin (Todd) Sherman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Greg Barker of Akron, Ohio, Nicole Barker of Indianapolis, Josh (Jade) Michael of Fort Wayne, Melissa Michael of Gas City, and Julie Garrett of Summitville; two great-grandchildren, Archer Brandon and Beckett Brandon; a brother, Kenneth (Peggy) Stinson of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; two sisters, Anna Jane Hamilton of Bluffton and Nellie Sleppy of Poneto; two sisters-in-law, Gloria (Ralph) Keller of Ossian and Gail (Jimmy) Rhoton of Montpelier; and a brother-in-law, Dean (Jeannine) Garrett of Montpelier.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa M. Shilling, and a sister, Martha Haines.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at the Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St. in Montpelier, from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, and  from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. A service to celebrate Sarah’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, with Pastor Bob Allen officiating. Interment will follow at the Brookside Cemetery in Montpelier.
Preferred memorials are to the Blackford Community Foundation, 121 N. High St., Hartford City, IN 47348, or to First Baptist Church, 113 E. Huntington St., Montpelier IN 47359.          
 

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