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Aleta Garnett

Sunday, June 9, 2002

COLUMBIA - Nona Aleta Garnett, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died June 5, 2002, at the Columbia Manor Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 29, 1914, at Vanduser, daughter of the late James Samuel and Nona Eliza Boyett Wallace, she was employed by the Missouri Division of Employment Security before retiring. For 56 years she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and American Legion Auxiliary.

On June 30, 1934, she married Clifford A. Pinkstaff, who died May 21, 1952, while on active duty in the Korean War.

On June 15, 1959, she married Leon O. Garnett and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2000.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, James and Joan Pinkstaff of Columbia; four grandchildren, Stephanie Anderson of Chesterfield, Sarah Hasty of West Roxbury, Mass., Anne Moeller of Chesapeake, Va., and Matthew Pinkstaff of Memphis, Tenn.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. David Jackson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.