Lois Helene Garst, 85, of Marshall, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Mar-Saline Manor Care Center in Marshall.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Smithton Cemetery in Smithton. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Bethany Baptist Church in Marshall or Children's Therapy Center in Sedalia.
Born Dec. 5, 1918, in Warrensburg, she was the daughter of the late Christof and Tula Cameron Goodwin. On Jan. 30, 1940, in St. Joseph, she married Amos C. "Bud" Garst, who preceded her in death. She was a 1937 Smithton High School graduate. She began working at Garst Drive-In in July 1937. As a young mother, she was active in Sedalia Parents Teachers Association and Smithton 4-H Club. After retiring from the restaurant business in 1971, she moved to Columbia, where she was a housemother for Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1992, she retired and moved to Marshall. She was active in the Marshall Quilters' Guild and volunteered at the Marshall Senior Center, where she made many good friends. She was an avid bird watcher and loved making quilts for family and friends. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Marshall.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Hall and husband Mark of Eden Prairie, Minn.; one son, Donald Garst and wife Rebecca of Marshall; one sister, Frances Oswald of Sedalia; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Nancy Brown and Myra Templeton; three brothers, Marvin, Marion and Kenneth Goodwin; and one sister, Agnes Boysel.
Additional information provided per family recompense.