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Bertha F. Garrison

October 31, 1921 — October 7, 2016

Bertha F. Garrison

     Bertha F. Garrison, 94, of Chillicothe died at 8:21 p.m. on October 7, 2016 at Traditions of Chillicothe. She was born on October 31, 1921 in Greenup County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William F. and Virgie Allen Justice. On April 14, 1940 she married Russell H. Garrison who preceded her in death on December 8, 1984.

     She is survived by four sons; Jerry E. (Cindy) Garrison of Chillicothe, James R. (Barbara) Garrison of Frankfort, Dennis R. (Marilyn) Garrison and Merle D. (Lois “Pete”) Garrison  all of Chillicothe, seven grandchildren; Anthony “Tony” (Angie), Christa (Cory), Kelly (Todd), Dennis “Denny” (Melinda), Tammy (Danny), Tricia, Bradley “Brad” (Holly), thirteen great grandchildren; Lauren, Justin, Kasey, Aricin, Reagan, Seth, Ashleigh, Daniel, Logan, Kali, Lilly, Reagan and Reese and one sister; Christine Peters of Circleville. She was preceded in death by five brothers; Clarence, Everett, Elmer, Edward and Glen and three sisters; Monnie Virgin, Dorothy Hyer and Betty Lee.

     Bertha was a member of and held various offices within the Dry Run United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women since 1940. She was a past member of the Farm Bureau, Couples Club and Grange organizations. She was employed by the Adena School System for seventeen years. Bertha was totally devoted to and cared greatly for her family and friends.

     A funeral service wiIl be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Dry Run United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Caddell and Rev. Michael Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends can visit with Bertha’s family on Tuesday  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort and a half hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. For those who wish, memorial contributions are suggested to the Dry Run Church, c/o Kim Rittenhouse, 10754 Westfall Rd., Frankfort, OH 45628 Those wishing to sign Bertha’s online register book may do so at

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Past Services


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

4:00 - 8:00pm

Smith-Moore-Ebright Funeral Home

110 W Main St, Bainbridge, OH 45612

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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