Mary Irene Garner, 83, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to East Central Illinois Baptist Association Church Start Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
She was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Saline County, the daughter of John and Mollie (Bakert) Petermann. She had lived in Slater and Saline County, most of her life before moving to Harrisonville 17 years ago. She was a nursing aide at Marshall Habilitation Center (formerly State School & Hospital) in Marshall 27 years before retiring in 1988.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth C. Garner of Butler and Thomas E. Garner of Kansas City; two daughters, Karen S. Helzer of Peculiar and Alice F. Davis of Mahomet, Ill.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.