VEDA GARLAND Friday, May 10, 1918 - Monday, April 10, 2017

Veda Garland, age 98 years and 11 months, of Republic, Missouri, passed away April 10, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 1918, in Squires, Missouri, the daughter of Isaac Sherman Brown and Margaret (Manning) Brown.
Veda Brown was married to Howard H. Garland on December 27, 1936. They were married 32 years and to this union five children were born, Basil Ray, Joleen, Gwen Gay, Patricia Ann, and Gaytha Lynn.
Veda was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and caregiver. She worked at the Griffith Retirement Home in Republic for three years, and then purchased the retirement home in May 1974, where she continued to manage for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by a son, Basil Garland; two daughters, Patricia and Gaytha Garland; her parents, Isaac and Margaret Brown; two sisters, Lula Hicks and Velma Gary; and five brothers, John, Everett, Clarence, Louis, and Glenn Brown.
Veda is survived by her twin sister, Naida Hartley, Ava, Mo.; daughters, Joleen King and husband John, Republic, Mo., and Gwen Coil and husband Charles, Rochelle, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Teresa Adams and Rick Coil, Rochelle, Ill., Debra Smith, Niles, Mich., Tina Ramsey, Chana, Ill., and Greg Coil, Dixon, Ill., Cecilia Applegate and Melinda Evans, Ozark, Mo., and Missy Baldwin, Republic, Mo.; 16 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; one great-great- great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared on this website.

Service Details: There will be a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or charity of donor’s choice


Your family have my sincere condolences. Death is never easy and it brings great sorrow. But know that God will surround and comfort you at this difficult time. He is aware of your pain and he cares for you.. 1st Peter 5:7.
She was a great lady!! I am very blessed to have met her, she will be greatly missed. I remember hearing her tell her stories when I was there to help with Gaytha. My sympathies are with your family. She truly left an impact on my life.
So sorry Jo about your Mother's passing Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Love, Rick and Patty Hill Springfield, Mo
Granny was a spit fire little lady. She tried to find something to laugh about every day. And was always laughing about losing the phone. Love you Granny
Missy, Joleen, Ryan, Tiffani and family  Aimee, Emilee and I are so very sorry for your loss. Although I didn't personally know your Mother/ Grandma, I have heard many wonderful stories. God Bless 
I will never forget Veda who was a good friend to me. She was an excellent checkers player. I never won a game when I played with her. I learned there was more than one way to put out a garden. I especially liked it when she tied string made from cloth strips from the Eve's of her house to an anchor on the ground. I consider it good decor. I learned from my dear friend never to waste anything. You can always find another use for something even when it shows signs of wear. More of us should do this. I enjoyed talking about everything with Veda and will never forget her.