Lillian Grace Garrett
Lillian Grace Garrett
  • February 12, 1926 - June 19, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Lillian Grace (Watts) Garrett, formerly of Huntertown, passed away quietly on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 91. Lilly, as most knew her, the youngest of seven sisters, was born in Poplar Bluff, MO to Thomas and Grace Watts. She was a gardener and loved all things outdoors, an accomplished seamstress, needlepoint crafter, and genealogist, having traced her mother's family for eleven generations. She loved birds, music, children, friends and family. She left nursing school when WWII began and moved to Denver, where she spent some time at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to help the war effort. She moved to Fort Wayne to work at Farnsworth Television, and later at the Fort Wayne State hospital. After marrying the late Gene Garrett in 1954, she spent twenty years as a customer service representative at Lincoln Life before retiring in 1981. She is survived by her children, Brenda Kegg, of Fort Wayne, Leon (Debra) Garrett, of Wolcottville, and John Garrett, of Boston, Mass; four grandchildren, Christopher Stumphy, of Bremen, Germany; Nicki (Mike Steed) McVoy of Long Beach, CA, Cory (Katina) Garrett, of Wolcottville, and Jamie (April) Garrett, of Antwerp, Ohio; and five great-grandchildren, Gene, Izik, Shaylee, Marcus and Breanna.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00am at Taylor Chapel UMC, 10145 Maysville Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be from 4-7pm on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road., Fort Wayne. Burial at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Nature Conservancy, The Innocence Project, or American Cancer Society. For online condolences, please visit