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 Vietta Garr

Vietta Garr

Birth
USA
Death 31 Dec 1973 (aged 77)
Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Division 2, Section 2, Block 12, Lot 8
Memorial ID 10271 · View Source
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Vietta Garr worked as Harry S Truman's cook in Independence, Missouri. When Truman became President, he requested that Vietta come to work in Washington D.C., not as a cook but to instruct his staff on how to cook the "Missouri Way". Garr was one of the limited guests invited to Truman's funeral. She was the granddaughter of Emily Fisher, an ex-slave who ran a hotel on Independence Square. Fisher is also buried at Woodlawn. One of Mrs. Truman's last public appearances was to attend Vietta Garr's funeral.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10271
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vietta Garr (21 Mar 1896–31 Dec 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10271, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .