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 Mary Maret “Mollie” <I>Shumate</I> Garner

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Mary Maret “Mollie” Shumate Garner

  • Birth 30 Nov 1836 Madison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 6 Nov 1919 Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Sec. J, Lot 202
  • Memorial ID 76072023

On Wednesday afternoon, November the fifth, at four thirty o'clock, Mrs. Mary Maret Garner, died at her home near Paint Lick, after a lingering illness of several weeks. (Information from Greg Harber #47349450 indicates that Mary Maret Shumate Garner is buried with her first husband, John M. Maret, and her memorial lists Nov 6, rather than the 5th as her date of death.)

Hope this helps. Sincerely, Greg Harber #47349450

Though tended by loving hands, and every comfort provided, she fell asleep in Jesus. Bravely she fought lives battles, and as bravely she bore her sufferings with uncomplaining fortitude.

Mrs. Garner was one of Garrard's oldest, highly respected and lovable women. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Shumate, of Madison county, (who were among the first settlers of Kentucky, coming here from Virginia). She was born in Madison county, on November 30, 1836, and had she lived until her birthday she would have been 83 years of age. On September 29, 1859, she was married to John M. Maret, of Madison county, and to this union were born two children, Fannie S. Maret (Mrs. James A. Scott) and Willis Lee Maret, (all of whom preceded her to the grave).

They moved to Garrard county in 1865, at which time she made her home until the time of her death.

She was again married on December 13, 1898 to Mr. George Garner, of Bath county, who is left to mourn her loss, together with her brother, Mr. Frank Shumate, of San Franciso, California, eleven grand-children and seven great grand-children, numerous nieces and nephews, and other relatives in Missouri, Illinois and California.

Mrs. Garner was a devout member of the Christian church, having confessed her faith in Christ, at Fairview Christian church, in early life. She was loved by both old and young alike, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were conducted from the home by Rev. Frank N. Tinder, after which the interment took place in the cemetery at Richmond. The grand-children were all present for the burial except, Mrs. J.C. Warmoth, of Wapella, Illinois, and Capt. John M. Maret, who is stationed at Honolulu, Hawaii.

The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved husband, and other loved ones, who are left to mourn her loss.
Newspaper: The Central Record.
Ed: 11-20-1919, Sect. 1, pg. 1, col. 5.

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  • Maintained by: Mary & Kent
  • Originally Created by: Honor
  • Added: 6 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76072023
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Maret “Mollie” Shumate Garner (30 Nov 1836–6 Nov 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76072023, citing Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Mary & Kent (contributor 47170788) .