Evelyn E. Garrett
formerly of Des Moines
Evelyn E. Garrett, 94, passed away Monday at Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids.
Evelyn was born February 6, 1919 in Des Moines to Orville and Marjorie (Grove) Kempka. She married Norman Garrett March 5, 1938. They were married 59 years. She retired from the Des Moines Register in 1970 after many years of service. Evelyn enjoyed singing in the choir, crocheting, playing cards with the great-grandchildren, baking pies and volunteering at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of Centennial Methodist Church in Ivy, IA and the United Methodist Women.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Jan (Rex) Adair and Gail (Darrell) Long; grandchildren, Craig (Tammy) Wise and Scott (Heidi) Winslow; step-grandchildren, Tracy (Joni) Long, Tammy (Ron) Myers and Tarra (Tom) Stewart; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Kempka and her husband, Norman L. Garrett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St. followed by burial at Canfield Cemetery in Ivy, IA. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Centennial Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013