Myrna F. (Johnson) Garrard

Born: Sat., Nov. 2, 1940
Died: Mon., Feb. 16, 2015


4:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Myrna F. Garrard, age 74, of Robinson, IL, died Monday February 16, 2015 at 8:10 AM at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following several years of failing health.

Born November 2, 1940 in Robinson, IL, she was the daughter of Buford P. and Iris J. (Vaughn) Johnson.  On November 17, 1963 she married John A. Garrard and he survives.  

Myrna retired from Marathon Refinery having worked as Executive Secretary to the Marathon Refinery Manager for 40 years.  She graduated Robinson High School, class of 1958, then attended and graduated Lockyear’s Business College, Evansville, IN; was a member of the Prior Grove Baptist Church, Hardinville, IL; American Legion Auxiliary, E.M. Coulter Post #69, Robinson, IL; Ladies of the ELKS, #1188, Robinson, IL; and Boy Scout Troop Leader, Troop 901, Robinson, IL.

Survivors in addition to her husband are a brother and sister-in-law, Vaughn and Sue Johnson, Hutsonville, IL; nephews, Lance Johnson, Champaign, IL; Cody Johnson, Champaign, IL; nieces, Laura and Greg Dawson, Carmel, IN; Diane Johnson, Terre Haute, IN; great nephews, Clayton Dawson, Carmel, IN; Sinjin Johnson, Melbourne, FL; Tanner Johnson, Champaign, IL and a great niece, Delaney Johnson, Champaign, IL; brothers-in-law and spouse, Charles and Jean Garrard, Robinson, IL; Mike Garrard and friend Linda Trueblood, Robinson, IL; sisters-in-law and spouses, Naomi and Leon Mikeworth, Robinson, IL; Patsy and Jack Hallison, Lake Montezuma, AZ; Marge and Richard McQueen, St. Cloud, FL; Helen Decker, Robinson, IL along with many Garrard Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, David V. Johnson in 1994; two sisters-in-law Roberta Sue Garrard and Jacquelyn Adams.

Funeral service will be Friday February 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday February 19, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prior Grove Baptist Church, Hardinville, IL, or to Boy Scout Troop 901, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Donna Phillippe
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Had many fun times with Myrna. What a wonderful lady. Our thoughts are with John and her family.

Bernice Seaney
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Johnny I am so sorry to see where Myrna has passed on. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you . My God Bless you.

Nancy and Kevin Jenkins
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
John, I am so sorry that I haven't been by to see you both. We always think we have plenty of time......I will ALWAYS remember the good times that we all shared.......the ways things were. That's how I want to remember "Myrna Maude"....
Know that I am sending comforting prayers for you along with all my love.

Loretta Mobley, Jana and Bob Hasty
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
We all love Myrna very much and sending our prayers to John and family.

Bill Ikemire
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
I am saddened to hear of Myrna's passing. Saw her and spoke with her often at work (many years ago). A wonderful lady and I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bro Bill Ikemire

Robert & Molly Decker & Children
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to all the family.

Betty Frost O'Brien
   Posted Tue February 17, 2015
Johnny I am so very sorry to read on the Internet about Myrna passing. I did not know she had that horrible cancer disease which also took my husband 10 years ago, and has taken so many others including my cousin Donna's husband Kirk from Oblong this week also. Prayers for you these coming days, weeks, months and years to come without her. It's tough. Betty

Vicki May
   Posted Wed February 18, 2015
I have so many wonderful memories of working with Myrna at the refinery. Such a great and classy lady. Prayers for the family.

Ida Hermansdorfer
   Posted Wed February 18, 2015
Dear John,
I will remember Myrna as a kind and generous person, with a great sense of humor, love of her family and life, and a passion for Kentucky basketball. You will be in my prayers.

Sincerely, Ida

Sherrod Knoblett
   Posted Wed February 18, 2015
John, Vaughn and Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that Myrna will
rest in peace. Love and prayers, Sherrod

Lawrence Dix and Family
   Posted Wed February 18, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to John and family.I new Myrna while I worked at Marathon and would talk to her from time to time.She was a good gal .

Cecil & Ruth Burcham
   Posted Wed February 18, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful lady, inside and out. Cecil enjoyed working with her at Marathon. She will be missed by many.

Bobbi (Buser) and Eric Pierson
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
Dear John, Vaughan, Sue, Laura, and Diane, I'm not sure your family knows how much you all meant to me during my 4-H years with David and the Trailblazers. I have nothing but the fondest of memories of all of you and the many hours spent at your house for 4-H meetings and pool parties. Next time I'm at a horse show or the races, I'll be sure to look at the horse with the longest tail and think fondly of Myrna's trick for choosing the winners! Love from the Piersons.

David Holmes
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
John,Vaughn & Sue We are sorry for your loss ! Myrna was a very friendly lady. Our prayers to you all at this time Dave & Dorie Holmes

Jana & Bob Hasty
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss! We feel blessed by the many years of fun & laughter Myrna brought to Clayton's birthday celebrations!
Thinking of all of you.

Much Love,
Jana & Bob

Donn McCrory
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
John, I'm so sorry to learn of Myrna's passing. She was a real beauty with a seldom matched sense of humor! The RHS class of '58 was blessed to have her and her organizational skills involved in making our reunions so pleasurable. My prayers are with you.

Richard McNabb and Gene and Shirley Finney
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
Richard McNabb, and Gene and Shirley Finney wish to express our sincere condolences to you, John, and Myrna's family. We will keep you in our prayers. Take care. Richard

Larry & Brenda Boyd
   Posted Fri February 20, 2015
We were so very sorry to learn of Myrna's passing. She was such a kind and caring lady who blessed many, many people in her lifetime. Our
prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

Brigitte Johanna Brown
   Posted Fri February 20, 2015
John and Family,
I was saddened to learn of your wife's death and send my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Brigitte Johanna Brown

Barbara Murray Kipple
   Posted Fri February 20, 2015
My sincere condolences. Myrna was a very special friend, and I shall miss her. May God bless and comfort you now and always.
With love,
Barbara Murray Kipple

Diane & Steve Parham
   Posted Tue March 17, 2015
John - Just learned of Myrna's passing. Just wanted to send you our sympathies. She was a very special lady and I know she will be missed by a lot of people. I know you have a lot of very wonderful memories - let those sustain you in the next few days. Thinking of you. Diane & Steve

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