Archive for Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Obituary: Ruth Dale Garrison


September 28, 2005

Private services and burial are planned in Pawnee City, Neb., for Ruth Dale (Slemons) Garrison, 97, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Garrison died Sept. 19, 2005, in Tonganoxie. She was born Dec. 5, 1907, in Phelps City, Mo., the daughter of Frank and Myrtle Slemons. The family moved to Pawnee City, Neb., in 1910. She obtained her schooling in Pawnee City.

Mrs. Garrison taught school for one year before moving to Kansas City, Mo.

She was employed by Katz Drug Store for a time, then represented a candy company. She was employed as a freight rate specialist for the U.S. government from 1941 until she retired in 1973.

Mrs. Garrison was preceded in death by her husband. Survivors include two brothers, June Slemons, Greeley, Colo., and Robert Slemons, Grand Island, Neb.

D.W. Newcomer's Sons Chapel, Overland Park, is handling arrangements.

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