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Obituary for Ellen P. Garrison
ELLEN P. GARRISON, 90, of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Morrison Community Hospital. Ellen was born May 24, 1917, in Macomb, IL to Orrin and Della (Landsdown) Chatterton. She graduated in 1935 from Macomb High School and went on to attend Western Illinois University in Macomb. In 1938 she married Howard L. Butcher in Macomb. She later married Mathew L. Garrison on November 14, 1970 in Morrison, IL. He preceded her in death on March 29, 2000. She was employed as a time keeper in the payroll department of General Electric in Morrison for 18 years until retiring in 1981. Ellen was a member of Morrison United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Good Morning Circle, GEM Club, A.A.R.P., and Wa-Tan-Ye Club. Survivors include one daughter, Gretchen (Lyle) Bush of Morrison, IL; one son,Gregory (Wanda) Butcher of Lilburn, GA; two stepsons, Larry (Deanna) Garrison of Watersmeet, MI, Phillip (Gloria) Garrison of Morrison, IL; six grandchildren; ten stepgrandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; eighteen step great grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Betty) Chatterton of Macomb, IL. She was preceded in death by her husand, Mathew; one step-son, Clayton Garrison; three sisters, Hazel Greene, Goldie Weger, Dorothy Swartzbaugh; two brothers, Floyd and Keith Chatterton.
FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 2:00 PM Wednesday " April 2, 2008 at the Morrison United Methodist ChurchCO-OFFICIATING CLERGY Rev. Gary Curl " Pastor & Rev. Deborah Tinsley-Taylor " Associate Pastor: Morrison United Methodist Church VISITATION 12:30 PM until time of funeral service Wedneday, " April 2, 2008 at the Morrison United Methodist ChurchINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL