Reva L. Garrett
Reva L. Garrett, 87, of Shelbyville, passed away May 20, 2017 at Ashford Place Health Campus.
Born February 21, 1930 in Fairview Indiana, she was the daughter of Glen and Opal (Lee) Baatz.
She married William D. Garrett on August 8, 1947 and he survives.
Other survivors include: sons Jerry R. Garrett (wife Beth Ann) of Shelbyville, and Stephen A. Garrett
(wife Linda) of Freedom, Indiana; daughter Sharon K. Staehler (husband Joseph) of Shelbyville, sister
Ramona Miller of Bennington, Indiana, aunt Myrtle Hildebrand of Yukon, Oklahoma; 10 nephews and
6 nieces; grandchildren- Jeffrey D. Staehler, Jerry M. Garrett, Jonathon Garrett, Brian Garrett, Keith
Garrett, Lorie R. Staehler, & Natalie Gulley, 8 great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 17 step great-grandchildren,
and 3 step great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters- Olive Green,
Mary Etta Helton, Gloria McFadden, 2 brothers- Loyd Baatz, Robert Baatz, 1 nephew and 1 niece.
Mrs. Garrett lived in this area over 60 years, after moving from Switzerland County. She was a factory
worker/lab technician at IPC for several years, retiring in 1973. She had previously worked at Western
Electric in Indianapolis until the company closed down. She graduated from Vevay High School in 1947
and was a member of Southern Baptist Church in Metamora, and attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
Reva and Bill enjoyed vacationing in Florida where they collected sea shells from the beaches. She also
dearly loved her dog Cricket.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home,
437 Amos Road, with Pastor Bryan Trotter officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends
may pay their respects on Thursday at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to OUR Hospice of South Central Indiana, or the American Cancer
Association, in care of the funeral home.
Our parents teach us many things, some they are not aware of at the time. We six children were taught how to Love and Respect a Friendship. Theirs stood the test of time. Gods Love and Blessings today. Marsha