Thelma G. Morrow, 78, LaHarpe, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at her home after an extended illness.
Thelma was born April 1, 1932 in rural Redfield, the daughter of Ernest Benton and Emma C. Green Brown. She grew up in LaHarpe and graduated from Elsmore High School where she attended her senior year.
She married L.G. Garrison and they lived in the Allen County area before they were divorced. She then married Harold W. Galemore and they made their home in Yates Center. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1965. She married Kenneth Morrow and they made their home in Rosalia. They divorced and she moved to LaHarpe where she has lived since 1971.
Thelma worked at numerous jobs during her life including at Haldex and running a cafe at the sale barn in Gas City. She was a member of the Reachout Christian Church in Chanute.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Garrison, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joe Garrison, Carlyle; three daughters: Debra Schommer and Donna Schommer, both of Chanute, and Myrna Castle, Humboldt; a sister, Elizabeth Potts, Enterprise, Ala.; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Warren Lee Galemore, and infant great-grandson, Jeremiah McGinnes, a brother, George Brown and three sisters, Isobelle Herring, Kathleen Amos and Martha Greathouse.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Pastor Rusty Newman will officiate. Burial will be in Kern Cemetery southeast of Humboldt.
Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Memorials are suggested to The Thelma G. Morrow Memorial Fund and may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.