Obituary of Nina P. Garrett

Nina Pearl Garrett, age 91, resident of Iola, KS, died Monday, February 3, 2020, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born October 15, 1928, in Iola, the daughter of Benjamin Harry and Pearl Oka Stotler.

She married Marion Gene Garrett on March 21, 1947, in Yates Center, KS. He preceded her in death in 1993. Nina farmed her entire life. She also worked as bookkeeper for Iola high school. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Nickelson and husband Doug; granddaughter Katy Donovan and husband Dale and their children Garrett Donovan, Alaynah Crawford and husband Josh, and Ayemiah Donovan; grandson Ryan Bo Garrett and wife Andi; grandson Ty Garrett and wife Ashley and their children Decembyr and Alexander Garrett; grandson Patrick Nickelson and wife Krystal and their children Paige and Keira Nickelson; granddaughter Nicole Davis and husband Jason and their children, Kerragan and Nickelson (Nick) Davis; and grandson Aaron Nickelson and wife Shari and their children Aubry, Izzy, Lily, and Havyn Nickelson; and daughter-in-law Linda Garrett.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Leon Garrett; three brothers, Lawrence, Boyd and Dewey Stotler; and a sister, Leona Wilson.

Pastor Lloyd Houk will conduct services at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 8th, at the Salem United Methodist Church, 805 Missouri Road, Iola, KS.

Private family burial will follow in the Iola Township Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM until service time at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Safe Base – Wayne Garrett Children’s Garden and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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