Jeanne E. Garrett, 97, of Palmyra passed from temporary life to eternal life on Thursday, January 6, 2022. In the words of the Apostle Paul, she fought the good fight. She finished the race. She kept the faith.
Born December 28, 1924 in Lawn, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Laura S. (Preis) Eckert, widow of Albert W. Garrett, Sr. since February 1973 and also predeceased by her son Albert W. “Butch” Garrett. The last of her immediate family, she was preceded in death by siblings Carl G. Eckert, Earl E. Eckert, June L. Gernert, Betty M. Daub, Dorothy A. Epler, and Hilda M. Dohner. Now the family is reunited again in the presence of God.
Retired from the Hershey Medical Center dietary department, she was a member of the Lawn Fire Company and attended Lebanon Valley Bible Church and enjoyed fellowship at the Lawn Evangelical Congregational Church.
She is survived by her son Tom Garrett of Palmyra and nieces and nephews along with all the friends she met along the way.
She led a quiet life of humble servitude. He life revolved around family, friends, and faith. She was always the first to volunteer to help a family member or a friend in need. Whether it was a making a simple phone call of support, giving a discreet donation, or providing a delicious home cooked meal, she always put others first and never expected anything in return. She loved to prepare food and spent hours baking to support pediatric cancer research. And she loved her family and always went the extra mile for "her boys" and the man of her life who she married after World War II and faithfully walked hand in hand with him until his passing. She had an extraordinary spirit about her that touched everyone she met. She truly was someone whose life was better by meeting her. Finally, she was a humble and gentle woman of God. She loved God's Word and lived it daily. We are positive the first words she heard entering heaven were "well done, thy good and faithful servant."
A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Buse Funeral Home, 145 North Grant Street, Palmyra preceded by a viewing from 10:00 AM. Masks are highly encouraged. Interment will be in the Quentin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lawn Evangelical Congregational Church, PO Box 307, Lawn, PA 17041 or the Emily Whitehead Foundation, 441 South Centre Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866.
The family would like to thank the staff and management of Juniper Village in Lebanon for the wonderful care she received there. They were truly angels of mercy during the darkest times.
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