Larry Garrett


December 31, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Larry Allen Garrett, 80, Gas, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.

He was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Gove County. He married Patricia “Deanie” Aldean Arie on Nov. 25., 1951. She preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 2005.

Garrett lived in various communities, providing ministries to his congregations and the community. He moved to southeast Kansas in the early 1990s, where he retired from the ministry and entered his second career as a bus driver for Iola USD 257.

He drove his regular school bus route, as well as to other school activities through the current fall semester.

His oldest daughter, Jo Kelley, preceded her parents in death on June 4, 1999. He is survived by his children, Mike and his wife, Kim, Pratt, John and his wife, Carol, Atlantic, Iowa, Suzy Murray and her husband, Jim, Atlantic, and Pat Kelley, Beloit; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Garrett will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Iola.

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