Fremont County, Iowa


Mabel Irene Garreans- Ernest Lansford Garreans

The Tabor Beacon
Tabor, Fremont Co. Iowa
Page 6, Col 3

12 Mar 1969, Wednesday

Mabel Irene Garreans, daughter of Amos and Almyra Yost, was born Sept 5, 1896, at Goodland, Kan.

Ernest Lansford Garreans, son of Jacob and Ella Garreans, was born Jan 13, 1893 at Bartlett.

Mr. and Mrs. Garreans died together as a result of an auto accident near Phoenix, Ariz.

They grew up in the Bartlett area where both attended the Pleasant Valley school. Except for two years spent in Hemingford, Nebr., they farmed in the vicinity of Bartlett all their married life.

On Sept 9, 1914 they were united in marriage at Omaha. They were the parents of three daughters and five sons; Ernest Lyle Garreans of Gardena, Calf.; Marjorie Ayrs who preceded them in death; Ross Leland Garreans of Gardena, Calif.; Aneita Faye Fisher, of Gardena, Calif.; William Ward Garreans of Co. Bluffs, Iowa; Robert Earl Garreans of Gardena, Calif.; Terry Dean Garreans of Bartlett and Ramona Ruth Hickey of Carson, Calif.

Ernest was an active member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and Mabel was a member of the Pythian sisters and the Friendly Neighbor Birthday Club.

They leave their children; Ernest Lyle, Ross Leland, Aneita Faye Fisher, William Ward, Robert Earl, Terry Dean and Ramona Ruth Hickey; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, Mabel leaves three sisters and four brothers while Ernest leaves one sister, two half-sisters, four brothers and one half-brother and other relatives and friends.

They were a close-knit family concerned for the welfare of all.

~ transcribed and contributed by Hal Hatcher

The Tabor Beacon
Tabor, Iowa
Page 1 Col 1
Wednesday 5 Mar 1969

Mabel Irene Garreans- Ernest Lansford Garreans

Rites at Thurman, Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Thurman United Methodist church with the Rev Clyde King officiating.

Singers were Mrs. Ruth Stanley and Mrs. Beth Surface with Mrs. Donald Douglas the organist. Mrs. Mae Gray was in charge of the memorial book, and Therlene Stouder, Mrs. Mildred Stiner, Mrs. Flossie Coghill, Mrs. Lelia Hickey and Mrs. Ava McAllister were in charge of the flowers.

Pallbearers for Mr. Garreans were Earl Stiner, Junior Vanatta, Keith Hickey, Earl Stiner III, Mike Stiner and Ray Ballinger, Honorary pallbearers Floyd Howery and Walter Cox.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Garreans were Leland Yost, Harold Fulton, Carl Fulton, Dale Yost, Fay Stouder and Orlo Yost.

Ushers were Lew Bebout, Eugene Bebout, Charles Howard and Donald Hill.

Interment was in the Thurman cemetery

Mr. and Mrs. Garreans died of injuries in an automobile accident on Wednesday evening Feb 26 as they were returning home from spending the winter with their children in California.

~ transcribed and contributed by Hal Hatcher

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