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Lorna Belle DeGarmo

Thursday, September 22, 2005

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July 11, 1915--Sept. 20, 2005

HAYES CENTER -- Lorna Belle DeGarmo, 90, died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2005) at El Dorado manor Nursing Home in Trenton.

She was born July 11, 1915, in Akron, Colo., to Willis S. and Ada Valentine (Johnston) Schmitt. She lived in Colorado until moving north of Stratton when she was 12. After high school graduation she attended Bible school in Colorado Springs, Colo., until 1953.

She married Boyd Marshall DeGarmo on May 8, 1953, in Colorado Springs, where they made their home. They later moved to Hayes Center and Haigler.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Hayes Center Emmanuel Chapel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Boyd; one brother, Everett Schmitt; and stepsister, Violet Harrison.

Survivors include her three sons, Boyd Willis and wife, Linda of Colorado Springs, Wendell Ray of Hastings and Kenneth Wayne of Parks; stepbrother, Eddie Johnson and wife, Doris of Pueblo, Colo.; stepsister, Louise Dengler of Denver, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook with Morris Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Benkelman Cemetery.

Visitation will be today, until 8 p.m., and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

Condolences can be left at www.carpenterbreland.com.

Memorials are being accepted in her name.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.