Patricia B. Garrett, 94, of Rossville, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at McKinney Place in Logansport. She was born July 26, 1925, in Edna Mills, to Carl D. and Lucille R. (Slipher) Yost. On April 16, 1943, she married Burl W. Garrett; he preceded her in death on June 20, 1998.
In 1943, Pat graduated from Rossville High School and then worked for State Farm Insurance in Lafayette until her retirement. She was a member of Rossville Presbyterian Church after joining in 1936 where she volunteered on several committees, including the Member Care Committee, which was near and dear to her heart. Together with her husband, they wintered for 17 years in Bradenton, Florida, putting 17,000 miles on their bicycles over the years. Pat was a natural born artist; she created beautiful oil paintings with the encouragement of her husband. As a small child, her mother gave her some advice that she always lived by – “Jesus is always looking over your shoulder, guiding your decisions.”
Surviving Pat are her children, Sandra (Charles) George of Michigan, Cheryl (John) Coffin of Lafayette, Beryl Jo (David) Reinking of Logansport, and Larry Michael (Teri) Garrett of Washington; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Pat is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Rossville Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. to the start of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. John Everett will officiate. Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery. Memorials in Pat’s name may be made to the Rossville Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel with online condolences directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.