Priscilla E. Garner, 93, Syracuse, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at her home. She was born on June 15, 1926 in Syracuse, to Forrest Vale and Myrtle Marie (Weaver) LeCount.
She was a lifetime area resident and graduated in 1944 from Syracuse High School & from Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis with a R.N. Degree. She was married on Aug. 30, 1946, in Syracuse, to Howard E. Juday who preceded her Oct. 30, 1985, and then on June 13, 1998, in Syracuse, to Charles L. “Charlie” Garner, who survives. She retired registered nurse for Dr. Craig after 30 years in Syracuse, former Director of Nursing for Lakeland Loving Care in Milford, formerly worked for Kosciusko County Home Health Care, and was the school nurse for Wawasee Preparatory School.
She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse, member of the Cherokee Nation, and was a hospice volunteer.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Marta (Bernard) Emkes, Zionsville; son-in-law, Garry Ringler, Syracuse; three step-sons: Charles (Sandra) Garner Jr., Plainfiled; John (Gail) Garner, Greencastle; James (Lorri) Garner, Syracuse; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 26 step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, daughter- Karen Ringler, two sisters – Maxine Sweet & Charlotte Zollinger, and two brothers – Luther & Forrest “Jim” LeCount.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Calvary United Methodist Church 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at noon in the church with Pastor David Henry officiating. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery. Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567. To send condolences to the family in memory of Priscilla Garner, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com