Violet J. Garwood, age 88, of Manhattan, died June 15, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
She was born October 6, 1930, in Cuba, Kansas, the daughter of Ernest and Amelia (Plucar) Chizek. She graduated from Cuba High School, earned her Provisional Teacher’s Certificate from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS and taught in Republic County Rural Schools for a short time.
She married Harry C. Garwood September 4, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Clyde, Kansas. She was a housewife and mother of three children while living in Clyde. Later she and her husband moved to Russell, KS where she worked in the Radiology department at the Russell City Hospital. They lived in Russell for twenty years before moving the Junction City. While in Junction City she worked for the Radiology department at the Geary County Community Hospital until her retirement.
After retirement she continued to be involved in her church and in the community. She was an active member of the Junction City United Methodist Church, Pilot Club, and the Geary County Community Hospital Auxiliary. Violet enjoyed square dancing, volunteering at schools as a foster grandparent, at the C.L. Hoover Opera House, the Senior Center and as a Pink Lady at the hospital.
Violet is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Harry Garwood. She was also preceded in death by her two brother-in-laws, Dean Walthers and Charles Lang.
Survivors include her three children: James “Jim” Garwood and his wife Sonya of Clyde, KS, Donald “Don” Garwood and his wife Karen of Manhattan, and Diane Bender and her husband Michael of Sterling, KS; two sisters: Marjorie Walthers of Cuba, KS, and Shirley Lang of Salina, KS; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 18th, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 19th, at the First United Methodist Church, 804 N. Jefferson, Junction City, KS, with Reverend Dr. Dyton L. Owen officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Kopsa National Bohemian Cemetery in Cuba, Kansas.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Junction City or the Geary Community Healthcare Foundation. Contributions may be left in the care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.