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.