Betty L. Garland, 89, of Vandalia, passed away at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Ed McCammack officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the church. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Fayette County Health Department, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471. Online condolences may be shared at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mrs. Garland was born on March 31, 1924, in Shafter Township, Fayette County, the daughter of Marvin and Myrtle Kastning Greer. She married Jack L. Garland on Nov. 1, 1944, in Bingham.
She was the owner and operator of a Mr. Softy Ice Cream Truck, Lincoln Lodge Motel and several filling stations over the years. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Vandalia.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Doris and her husband Gary Tate of Ramsey, Carol and her husband Chris Klitzing of Vandalia, and Judy and her husband Aaron Jones of Philo; sons, Jack D. Garland and his wife Melody of White Heath, and Greg Garland and his wife Diane of Champaign; brother, Henry J. Greer and his wife Larkie of Beaver Creek, and Marvin Heather of Moweaqua; sisters, Elaine and her husband P.R. Bunyard of Greenville, and Donna Chrisman of Vandalia; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Georgia (Brown) Greer; three brothers; and one sister.