Constance Jo Strasser Garrison
December 21, 1941 - July 23, 2014
DELPHI — Constance J. Garrison, 72, rural Delphi, Indiana, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Indiana University Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.
She was born Sunday, Dec. 21, 1941, to Phillip and Mary Elizabeth Felthoff Strasser.
In February 1944, the family moved to Clinton Township, Cass County, where they lived for 21 years. She went all eight years in grade school at Clymers, and graduated in 1959 from Logansport High School, the largest class, to then.
On July 21, 1968, she married Ray E. Garrison in Burrows Presbyterian Church and moved to Rock Creek Township, in Carroll County. Ray preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 2006.
She is a member and an elder of Burrows Presbyterian Church. She served as church secretary for 30 years.
She was active in Presbyterian Women at the local level as well as serving 12 years on the Presbytery level.
She was active in the Liberty Belles Extension Home-EC Club, and served as county extension home economics club president three times. She was also active in the past president club. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Camden.
She liked to sew, and it showed with all the baby and Cabbage Patch clothes she made, as well as teddy bears and pillows. She liked to crochet, knit, counted cross-stitch and read. She also enjoyed flower gardening. Most of all, she liked to sit in her chair holding her big black and white cat, Mr. T.
She is survived by her sons, Andrew and Charles, both of rural Delphi, and a sister Phyllis Ann (Rich) Ballinger of Logansport.
She was preceded in death by one infant brother, an infant son, and an infant daughter.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cree Funeral Home, Camden, with Pastor Nord Zootman officiating. Burial will follow in Rockfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden American Legion Auxiliary.
Information from Bob Hardin.