JOHN L. GARNER
Mr. John L. Garner, 92,of Manito, Illinois, formerly of Quincy, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (March 21, 2012) in his home.
Born December 28, 1919 in South Dakota, John was the son of Lewis and Lucinal Nokes Garner. He married Rita Poor Heskett in Manito, Illinois. She preceded him in death on December 13, 2007.
John was of the Christian Faith. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and was a State Champion and member of the Horseshoe Club.
John was employed by CIPS (Central Illinois Public Service) for 34 years on the Line & Tree Crew. He retired in 1982.
Survivors include a son, Gary Garner (Bernice) of Quincy; two daughters, Cheryl Schreyer (Richard) of Sleepy Hollow, FL and Pattie Askins (John) of Manito, IL; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; one brother, Ray Garner of Charlotte, MI; one sister, Florence Omer (Hank) of Tampa, FL. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Garner was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rita, whom he loved dearly and who changed his life completely; one brother, Lloyd Garner and one sister, Clara Hoover.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery near Timewell, IL.
Visitation will be held Friday morning at 10:00 until the time of services.
Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society.