Herrin First Christian Church
Friday March 4th, 2016
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Connie GartenEnergy- Connie Lee Garten, 75, of Energy, passed away at 10:42 PM< Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Herrin Hospital. Connie was born on June 13, 1940 in Herrin to James Claude and Helen (Davis) Shoemake. She married Stanley Keith Garten on June 25, 1969 in Metropolis. He survives of Energy. Connie taught 2nd grade at Mulkeytown Grade School for many years and later worked as a substitute teacher at Herrin High School for several years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Herrin First Christian Church. She was an animal lover, especially dogs. In her spare time she enjoyed craftwork, she formerly owned her own shop, gardening plants and flowers and travelling to various places with family and friends. Survivors include- Husband- Stan Garten of Energy Daughter- Jeri Morthland and husband Rick of Logan Daughter- Teri Spaven of Carterville Other children: Bradley Garten of Cambria Donnie Garten of Herrin Linda Curlee and husband Jeff of Energy 9 Grandchildren: James Hanson Dennis “DD” Hanson Jason Hanson Joey Myogeto Sam Garten Kristy Patton Jennifer Vaughn Jill Pharo Jeffery Curlee 16 Great Grandchildren 2 Great Great Grandchildren Brother- Richard Shoemake of Sevierville, TN Brother- David Shoemake of Johnston City Several nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Herrin First Christian Church. Inurnment will take place in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy at a later date. Memorial arrangements were made at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Memorial donations are suggested to Multiple Sclerosis and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/201 S. 13th St/ Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.
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