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Obituaries

Obituaries

Patricia Mae "Pat" Vendel Garren 1923 - 2008 Oskaloosa

Funeral services for Patricia Mae "Pat" Vendel Garren, 84, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mrs. Garren died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Jefferson County Geriatrics Center in Winchester.She was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of William Frank and Madge Marie Cord Vendel. She was a lifelong resident of Oskaloosa. She was a 1942 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. Mrs. Garren worked at Kansas Aluminum Inc. and Garren's Grocery, both in Oskaloosa. She was a member of Oskaloosa United Methodist Church and was active in the Marys and Marthas church group. She was a member and past president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36 in Oskaloosa.She married Turner LaVere "Bill" Garren on June 14, 1942. He died May 27, 1991.Survivors include a son, Bruce Garren, Wichita; two grandsons; and five great-grandsons.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.The family suggests memorials to the church or Jefferson County Home Health and Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.barnettchapeloaks.com">www.barnettchapeloaks.com</a>.