COZAD, Nebraska --Garnett Alva Ginther passed away Thursday, (Oct. 6, 2011) at Golden Living Center Nursing Home in Cozad. He was 91 years old.
Garnett was born on Feb. 23, 1920, at Atwood, Kansas to Clarence Alva and Edith Adaline (Brown) Ginther. He attended rural school near Atwood.
Garnett was united in marriage to Lois Maxine Davis on June 1, 1946 at Atwood, Kansas. To this union two sons, Gary and Dennis, were born. She preceded him in death. He was later married to Wilma Shaw on Oct. 6, 1966 at McCook and two daughters, Dorothy and Lynda, joined his family.
Garnett was self-employed with his own nursery and lawn service. He also worked several years for McCook Greenhouse and D & S Nursery and Hardware.
He was an avid sports enthusiast including golf, baseball, football, and volleyball.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Clarence and Edith Ginther; his wives, Lois and Wilma; and one brother, Elmer Ginther.
Survivors include his sons, Gary Ginther of Cambridge and Dennis Ginther and wife, Jackie, of McCook; daughters, Dorothy and husband, B.J. Burroughs of Wichita, Kansas and Lynda and husband, Loyal Springer, of Lebanon; one brother, Harlan Ginther and wife, Nada, of Atwood, Kansas, sister-in-law, Fern Ginther of Atwood; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Memorial services were Monday at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Mike Roth officiating. Inurnment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.