Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 23, 2017
OBITUARY ~ BEVERLY "JEAN" (ADAMS) GARRIS
March 23, 1950 ~ Matrch 17, 2017
Beverly Jean Garris, daughter of Calvin Clayton Adams and Roena Merlin (Snethen) Adams was born March 23, 1950 in Maryville, Missouri and passed from this life Friday, March 17, 2017 at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola, Iowa at 66 years of age.
Jean moved to Mount Ayr at a young age with her family and graduated from Mount Ayr High School. She later attended classes at Simpson College in Indianola. Jean was united in marriage to Gary LeRoy Garris on July 4, 1977 at Winterset, Iowa.
Jean was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed attending all of her grandchildrenís sporting activities. She enjoyed the outdoors, with her horses, camping and her dogs. Jean also enjoyed crocheting, quilting and was a huge Broncos and Cardinals fan, there was always a ballgame on at their house. Dancing was a great love of Jean, she learned this joy from her parents and she loved going to many dances with Gary.
Jean was a very caring person and hard worker, dedicating many years in the medical field as a nurseís aid and multiple positions leading up to activities coordinator. She also worked many years as her church secretary. A great job she really enjoyed was working at the dairy farm, milking cows. She always told her family of the great joy that was. Jean was a very active church member and was currently a member of the Life of Grace Church in Osceola.
Jean was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Gene.
Jean leaves to cherish her memory; husband, Gary LeRoy Garris of Murray, IA, daughter, Michelle (Darrell) Beem of Truro, IA, son, Ernest Troy (Kristi) Garris of Johnston, IA, son, Adam Rey Garris of Murray, IA, grandsons, Zachary and Tanner Beem and Clayton Garris, and granddaughter, Shailey Beem, her parents, Calvin and Roena Adams of Mount Ayr, IA, brother, Steve (Linda) Adams of Perry, IA, brother, Rick (Madeline) Adams of Osceola, IA as well as other relatives and many friends.
Jeanís family greeted friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, prior to services at Kale Funeral Home.
Services were held at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola, Tuesday March 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Victor Lochmann officiating. Interment will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola.
Memorial contributions may be directed to her family for a fitting tribute to be decided at a later date. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.kalefuneralhome.com
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2017