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Garnet B. Wasson, 89, Carthage, Mo., passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at her home.
Garnet Bethel Newcom was born December 27, 1927, in Deloit, Iowa, the daughter of the late Heman Newcom and Cloe Myers Newcom. She was a graduate of Cameron High School, Cameron, Mo., and the Joplin Business College, Joplin, Mo.
She married Roy Wasson on December 19, 1975, in Carthage. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2008.
Garnet was a legal secretary for FAG Bearing, Joplin, and was a member of the Carthage Restoration Branch Church of Jesus Christ, Carthage.
Survivors include a daughter, Sherrie (Glen) Wooten, Carthage; and a stepson, Mike (Valerie) Wasson, Daytona Beach, Fla.; one granddaughter, Glenna Wooten, Carthage; and four stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepson, Joe Wasson; and two brothers, Mearl and Lowell Newcom.
Visitation will be held from 6 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, at the Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 22, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Mo.
Memorial gifts are suggested to Diabetic Camp Hickory Hill, Columbia, Mo., in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 West Chestnut, Carthage, MO 64836.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Published on November 21, 2017
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