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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rena Garton

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Funeral services for Rena Garton, 96, of Marathon, were held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at the United Methodist Church in Marathon, with Pastor David Schumann officiating.

Burial will be in the Poland Township Cemetery, Marathon.

Rena died Monday, July 29, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Nellie LaRena Garton was born June 14, 1906, the daughter of Frank and Charlotte (Hall) Garton at Marathon. She graduated from the Marathon High School. Rena worked as a housekeeper for Rueben Benson. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Marathon and had been an active member in Ladies Aid. Rena enjoyed ceramics, gardening, and flowers. Rena was a resident at the Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Preceding Rena in death were her parents, four brothers, Charlie, Art, Earl, and Ross Garton, and one sister, Jessie Gustafson.

Survivors include one son, Gary and his wife Sharon Garton of Iowa City; sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.