Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mildred M. Garrett, 89, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Purdy, the daughter of Walter and Alphia Henderson Swearingen. She was a retired machine operator at Fasco in Cassville.

She married Nolan Wooten on March 23, 1948, and he preceded her in death April 10, 1975. She married George Garrett Jr. on Dec. 28, 1984, and he survives.

Additional survivors include: one brother, Jerry Swearingen, of Monett; and two sisters, Wilma Davis and sharon allen, both of Monett.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dayton and Gaylon Swearingen, and two sisters, Virginia Buntin and Marjorie Peihl.

Graveside services were held Saturday at the Purdy Cemetery with Rev. Lee Neill officiating. Arrangements were under the directions of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.