Mary Wilma Lindner
Garren, 95, of Delano, passed away Aug. 4, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and was very active with the Polk County 4-H, as well as the Ramp Tramp Festival. Wilma was an avid gardener and was an amazing cook. She was born on July 8, 1924 to the late William Chester and Josephine Burchfield Lindner in Reliance. Ms. Garren was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. Homer “Goat” Garren; brothers, William Fred Lindner and Robert Leon Lindner; granddaughters, Pamela West, Baby Kimberly Garren and Baby Lecretia Patton; son-in-law, John Patton; and daughter-in-law, Barabra Garren. Survivors include her children, James “Tuck” (Chloey) Garren, Bill (Sue) Garren, Ruth Patton, Ray (Kaye) Garren and Sarah (Ted) Swafford; grandchildren, Van Garren, Rosie Blevins, Kelsey Swafford, Kile Swafford, Kelly Pickel, Joseph Gaskill and Josh Gaskill; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Charlene Slawnikowski; and special friend and caregiver, Ernestine Bain. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Pete Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Cemetery with her great-grandsons serving as pallbearers. Her family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Send a message of comfort and view the Garren family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.