Gayle Garner was born March 3, 1943, in Washington, D.C. the daughter of Robert and Gladys (Modlin) Lassiter. She graduated from high school and college and received her LPN. On February 8, 1964, Gayle was united in marriage to Richard "RB" Garner in Mt. Harmony, Md. Gayle worked as a private nurse for many years. They moved to Kalona in 1998 where Gayle worked at Pleasantview Home for five years. She attended the Kalona Mennonite Church and Prairie Flower Baptist Church. Gayle died on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at her daughter's home in rural Kalona at the age of 75 years.
Gayle is survived by a daughter, Beth (Bill) Fiordelise of Kalona; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two brothers: Dean (Nina) Lassiter of Fairbury, Ill., and Pete (Marie) Clark of Brooksville, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and daughter and son-in-law Julie and Mick Murray.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Kalona Mennonite Church in Kalona. Burial will be in the Sharon Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona.
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