Marieta Louise Garrison, 82, of Queen City, formerly of Memphis, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

She was born the daughter of Charles Russell and Velma Gertrude (McVeigh) Rhodes on January 23, 1935 in Keokuk, Iowa.

Marieta married Roy Lee Garrison on December 5, 1953.   He preceded her in death on October 14, 2011.

She was a long-time custodian at the Scotland County Care Center and also cleaned homes in the area.   Marieta enjoyed walks at night and collected bells.   She was a member of the Memphis First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; several brothers and sisters; one grandchild; and a son-in-law, Larry Miller.

She is survived by her children: Betty (Alan) Jennings of Saginaw, MI, Lee Roy (Tina) Garrison of Memphis, Judy (Richard) Hesseltine of Floris, IA, Julie Rainbolt of Dixon, IL, Beverly (Terry) Burch of Stillwell, IL and Laura Miller of Queen City; sisters: Nellie (Bill) Buntin of Wayland, Esther (Jerry) McGee of Keokuk and Dorothy Reeves of Des Moines; 14 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Friday, October 27 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jack Sumption, pastor of the Memphis First Christian Church officiating.   Inurnment was in the Memphis Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to the Garrison family by signing the online guest book at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.