KALONA - Gayle Garner was born March 3, 1943, in Washington, D.C. the daughter of Robert and Gladys (Modlin) Lassiter. She graduated from high school and college and received her LPN. On February 8, 1964, Gayle was united in marriage to Richard "RB" Garner in Mt. Harmony, Maryland. Gayle worked as a private nurse for many years. They moved to Kalona in 1998 where Gayle worked at Pleasantview Home for 5 years. She attended the Kalona Mennonite Church and Prairie Flower Baptist Church. Gayle died on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her daughter's home in rural Kalona at the age of 75 years.
Gayle is survived by a daughter Beth (Bill) Fiordelise of Kalona; 7 grandchildren: Brittany (Tim) Campbell of Rogers, AR, Nicole Murray of Louisville, KY, Chase (Sara) Murray of Kalona, Jordan Murray of Kalona, Mary Jo (Ethan) Jimenez of Lynchburg, VA, Carrie (Michael) Aldeman of Davenport, Ben (fiancé Kylee) Fiordelise of Lynchburg, VA; 2 great grandchildren: Kendallynn and Jonathan Campbell; and 2 brothers: Dean (Nina) Lassiter of Fairbury, IL, and Pete (Marie) Clark of Brooksville, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband RB Garner, and daughter and son-in-law Julie and Mick Murray.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Kalona Mennonite Church in Kalona. Dr. Pat Fiordelise and Rev. Scott Swartzendruber will officiate. Burial will be in the Sharon Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the Kalona Mennonite Alms Fund.
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When Ruth and I moved to Calvert County Maryland in 1971 we soon met the Garner family at church. They became good friends and we spent time at each others homes on numerous occasions. We loved all four members of the family. We were fortunate to have visited them in Iowa before R B went home to be with his Lord. Gayle was a delightful and loving Christian woman. I know she will be greatly missed.
Beth I am do sorry for the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of your family on my trips to Maryland to visit my grand parents Lillian and Edward Selby. Comfort and strength prayers to you
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