Garber, Laurel W.

Laurel W. Garber, age 75, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born September 26, 1936, in Versailles, Missouri, the son of the late Daniel and Elma Aeschbacher Garber.

On September 28, 1956, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to Shirley Noyes, who survives of the home.

Laurel was a retired linesman working for Co-Mo Electric for 11 years, and Ameren for 31 years.

Some hobbies he enjoyed during his retirement were: attending tractor pulls, camping, collecting trains, and spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was also an avid sports and racing fan.

Laurel was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church in Fortuna.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his son, Steve Garber of Tipton; his daughters, Kim Wilhelm and husband Todd and Tammy Lehman and husband Steve both of Versailles, and Tara Garber of Tipton; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Lydia Lehman of Berne, Indiana and Erma Goering of Moundridge, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, and his brothers, Vernon Garber and Daniel Clifford Garber.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, at the Bethel Mennonite Church with Reverend Dennis Maxwell officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Garber, Aubrielle Elizabeth

“God is my Strength”

Tuesday, December 13th to Friday, December 16th, 2011

Aubrielle Elizabeth Garber spent just a short time with us in our arms but will be long held in our thoughts and prayers.

Aubrielle was born at 4:12 PM December 13, 2011 in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, to Kyle A. and Elizabeth (Stover) Garber. She passed away on December 16, 2011 at St Johns/Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

She is survived by her parents, one sister, Elliana Garber and one brother, Ian Garber, both of the home, her maternal grandparents Donald and Deb Stover of Rogersville, Missouri and her paternal grandparents, Stanley and Karen Garber of Versailles, Missouri. Aubrielle is also survived by her loving aunts and uncles and her great-grandparents.

Service for Aubrielle Elizabeth Garber will be at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Wellspring Baptist Church, in Bolivar, Missouri, with Dr. John Wheeler officiating.

Our prayer is that Aubrielle’s life will be a testimony of God’s grace to our family and others. As we trust in our Lord and Savior, we rest in the fact that we will see her in heaven someday. From the time God guided us to Aubrielle’s name, to her passing, we realized how God has been with us and will continue to strengthen us for such a time as this.

My flesh and heart may fail

But God is the strength of my heart

And my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26

Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at: Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel in Bolivar.

Garber, William M. “Bill”

William M. “Bill” Garber, age 78, of Kansas City, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. He was born July 15, 1929 near Versailles, MO, a son of Edwin R. and Elizabeth Diener Garber.

He was united in marriage on August 31, 1957 in Versailles with Mary Kathleen “Kathy” Barbour.

Bill was as a mechanic for Trans World Airlines for several years prior to his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the International Brotherhood Machinist and the Aerospace Workers Local 142. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and member of Park Hill Christian Church in Parkville.

He is survived by his wife Kathy of the home; one son, Billy B. Garber and wife Sandra, of Kansas City, MO; one daughter, Rebecca D. Imokhome and husband Dan, of Kansas City, KS; four grandchildren, Deb, Kemi, Lola, and Wole Imokhome; five brothers, Raymond Garber and wife Susanna, of Versailles, Robert Garber and wife Martha, of Watha, N.C., Dennis Garber and wife Marvelene of Tipton, Edwin Garber (Jr.) and wife Nadine, of Tipton, and Homer Garber and wife Twila, of Versailles; five sisters, Ina Mae McCormick and husband George, of North Ireland, UK, Lena Alexander and husband Dick, of Promise City, IA, Velma Reiss and husband Robert, of Osage City, KS, Mary Gehman and husband Dan, of Lewistown, MT, and Rosella Fulks of Latham, numerous nieces and nephews, many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Garber, and two sisters, Violet Garber and Pauline Wulff.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery near Versailles. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Sympathy condolences may be sent online at Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

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