Ruth “Po” Carl Garrett, 91, of Greenup, Illinois passed away at 4:03 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery.
Po was born on December 15, 1925 in Jasper County, the daughter of Perry and Grace (Wilson) Strader. She married Harvey Carl on June 21, 1943. He preceded her in death on August 13, 1985. Later she married Vernon Garrett on January 10, 1998 and he preceded her in death in October 2004. Surviving are her children Earlene (Carl) Shupe of Greenup, Larry (Barb) Carl of Barbourville, KY, Donna (Dave) Kimble of Greenup, Doris Houser of Greenup, Harvey “Bud” (Sis) Carl of Greenup, Randy “Tiny” (special friend Jan Dobbs) Carl of Greenup, Terri (Mike) Nickles of Greenup, Troy Carl of Greenup; grandchildren Danielle (Dave) Paul, Stacey (Monica) Carl, Tracey Carl, Crystal (Doug) Carl, Ashley (Alberto) Alaniz, Scott Carl, Brenda (John) Cunningham, Karl Kimble, Darrell (Sueann) Kimble, Nicole (Jeff) Winnett, Shawn (Tammy) Carl, Brandy (Chad) Finney Brittany (Preston) Figgins, Bridgett Nickles, Tyler Carl, Josh Carl, Katie Carl, Morgan Sparling, Birdinia (Randy) Mills, Preston Carl, Lynn (David) Stivers, Derena (Tommy) Hensley, Laurena Hensley; 43 great grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren with one more due in May. She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Harlan Carl and David Lee Carl, two brothers and two sisters and one granddaughter Vicki Shupe.
Po worked at Ettelbrick Shoe Factory and was the noon supervisor at Cumberland Grade School for more than 30 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenup and the Life Center of Cumberland County. Memorials may be made to the Life Center of Cumberland County.