Name: Ruis LeBen Garrison
From: The Mt. Vernon Register News, Mt.
Ruis LeBen Garrison, 76, of Columbia, Mo., and formerly of Mt. Vernon died Oct.
31, 1997, in Columbia, Mo. He was a real estate appraiser.
Date: November 4, 1997
Mr. Garrison was born June 1, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, a son of Ruis Hughes Garrison
and Nell Milburn Garrison. On Nov. 27, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, he married Mary
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oakwood Cemetery with the
Rev. Alan Rhein officiating. Those attending the services on Saturday are asked
to go directly to the cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Johnston Funeral in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Garrison is survived by one son, John Ruis Garrison of St. Louis; three
daughters, Lee Ann Garrison Strini of Milwaukee, Jane Garrison Ward of Peoria
and Nancy Garrison Kaelin of Columbia, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
He served with the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. He served the
Mt. Vernon Community by participating with the school board, zoning board, Mt.
Vernon Jaycees, including 1951 Young Man of the Year Award. He also developed
the Country Heights Subdivision in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Margaret
Dillingham Garrison; wife; and one sister.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and
will be accepted at the Johnston Funeral Home.