Garland Fahnestock

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SIDNEY — Garland E. Fahnestock, age 95, of Sidney, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, where she resided for the past seven years.

Garland was born in Troy, Ohio, ON Jan. 21, 1919, the daughter of Allen and Bertha (Rebstock) Whited. She married her high-school sweetheart, Raymond Fahnestock, on April 5, 1941, and he is deceased. Also deceased are her brothers, John and Arnold Whited, and her sisters Willa Woodruff and Caryl Fleming.

Garland is survived by three sons, four daughters, and one brother; Joe Fahnestock and wife, Jocele, of Sidney, George Fahnestock and wife, Wanda, of Sidney, John Fahnestock and wife, Penny, of Sidney, Becky Egbert and husband, Harry, of Anna, Janet Stephens and husband, Jim, of Sidney, Mary Fahnestock, of Dayton, Joyce Gibbs and partner, Janice James, of Dayton; one brother, Jerry Whited, of Sidney; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Garland was a long-time member of the Christian Science Society of Sidney and more recently a member of the First Church of God in Sidney. She loved music and enjoyed singing with her family from an early age. As a young woman she studied voice with Jesse (Ayers) Wilson. She often performed at weddings and on the local radio station. She was a soloist at the Christian Science Society for many years. While at Dorothy Love, she also enjoyed singing in their choir.

Funeral services for Garland will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with the Rev. Harold McKnight officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.

Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the funeral home.

The family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, West Cisco Road, Sidney, OH, 45365. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Adams Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2014