Jessie Lee GarrettAugust 28th, 2019
Jessie Lee Garrett, age 97, of California, Mo., formerly of Lupus, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at California Care Center. Jessie was born on August 10, 1922, in Lupus, Mo. to Herbert Howe and Ruth Howe. After graduating 8th grade from the Lupus one room school, she then attended Jamestown High School. On August 31, 1940, Jessie was married to Wallace "Chat" Garrett by Rev. Gordan Carpenter at the Baptist Parsonage in Centertown. She was the last of her generation in both the Howe and Garrett families. She was a member of the Lupus Community Club, making quilts and lap robes. Currently, Jessie was the oldest and a life-long member of the Lupus Baptist Church, baptized in 1934, in Splice Creek. She loved watching wildlife and could shoot a snake out of a tree and it would fall out in two pieces. She was a past member of the Rebekah's Club. She was a good old-fashioned cook. Going to the beauty shop each week was very important to her. Time spent with her family was cherished by Jessie. Jessie is survived by one son, Lupus Garrett (Peter Rosenbaum); two daughters, Ruthie Allen and Rita Cahill (Dennis); six grandchildren, Terry Allen, Sherry Anderson (Rodney), April Stegeman (Rory), Amber Bolin, Andra Pardoe, Aleah Pardoe (Seth Fulks); three stepgrandchildren, Tanya Rollins, (Justin), Monica Lefler (Michael), and Jessica Davis (Nick); 11 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-great- granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with her parents and husband, Jessie was preceded in death by one brother, William Howe; two sisters, Fern Reichel and Mary Fullrich; one son-in law, Jerry Allen and her life-long best friend, Erlene Cox. Services for Jessie Garrett were held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Lupus Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Redmond officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Jamestown. Memorials were suggested to the Lupus Baptist Church or Mt. Zion Cemetery Association. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.