PRINCETON — Martha Garrison, 76, of Princeton passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
She was born on June 11, 1937, in Dixie, Ohio, to Lewis and Forrest "Babe" (Slatzer) Nutter. She attended Sheffield High School with the class of 1955. She later graduated from cosmetology school and nursing school. She married Kaye Garrison and they had four children. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the Princeton Women's Club, and Women of the Moose.
She is survived by four children, Joy Lynn Garrison of Moline, Jeanette (George) Miller III of Orland Park, Bruce (Robbie) Garrison of East Moline and Bradley (Cynthia) Garrison of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also surviving are two grandsons, George Miller IV and Reid Garrison Miller, both of Chicago. Surviving as well are siblings Roger (Nina) Nutter of Hennepin and Debra Brown of Lewistown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ellen Minnaert; and a grandson, Benjamin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton, the Rev. George Woosnam officiating. Burial will follow in the Sheffield Cemetery.
The family will begin receiving friends at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Alternatives for the Older Adults at 4olderadults.org.
Norberg Memorial Home is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.