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Mary Elizabeth Garst


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Mary Elizabeth Garst Obituary
Garst, Mary Elizabeth, 96, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Services were held Tuesday, April 4th at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca in Wichita with burial following at Highland Cemetery in Wichita. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dale Garst; and her brothers Eugene and George Levance, Jr. Survivors include son, John Garst and wife Mary Jo of Alamogordo, N.M.; daughter, Janet Bernstein and husband Joe of Sherman Oaks, Calif; grandchildren, Robert and Diane Garst, Jacob, Jenny, Jeremiah, Joshua, Judah, and Gabriella Bernstein and their spouses, as well as nine great-grandchildren. Mary grew up and raised her own family in the Riverside neighborhood of Wichita. Mary operated a comptometer during her careers at Beech Aircraft and Santa Fe Trucking Company and owned a farm with Dale following retirement. She was a longtime member of the women's social, cultural and service organization Beta Sigma Phi. She and Dale were longtime members of the Wichita First Church of the Brethren where their contributions continue to be treasured. Mary will be remembered for sharing her beautiful smile, joyful heart, and sense of adventure with her family and countless friends. Donations can be made to the First Church of the Brethren, 1103 Jefferson, Wichita, KS 67203.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 12 to May 11, 2017
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