BARBARA ARLENE GARARD, 83 ENID, Okla. - Barbara Arlene Garard, 83, was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Chester and Vivian Phippen Hurst. She passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Enid. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Akaley (Minn.) High school in 1947. She married LeRoy A. Garard, her husband of 64 years, April 15, 1948, in Nevis, Minn. The couple made their home in Rockford, Ill., for 45 years, and in Shelbyville, Ill., for 10 years before moving to Enid in 2007. She is survived by husband, LeRoy Garard; sons, Allen (Sue) of Springfield, Mo., David (Pam ) of Shannon, Ill., Mark (Beverly) of Enid, Clair (Jane) of Trumbull Ct., and Dan (Teri) of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter, Dawn (Kenneth) Leaderbrand of Springfield, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter; two brothers; and one sister. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in Enid Cemetery, with Pastors Allen Garard and Mark Garard officiating. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home. The family will receive guests from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church with the funeral home serving as custodian of the funds. Condolences may be made to the family online at Brown-Cummings.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 6 to Jan. 7, 2013