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Elizabeth Frances Johnson Garnett, 100, (1914-2014)

She was the daughter of the late Albert and Enna Burbridge Johnson, descendants of prominent pioneer families of Adair County, KY. She was the widow of Henry Garnett. She leaves four direct descendants. She was a graduate of Glensfork High School and studied music at Lindsey Wilson Academy. She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a charter member of the Glensfork Homemakers Club, a gourmet cook, a talented seamstress, and an accomplished musician. She was also a Kentucky Colonel. She was a homemaker, and in later years managed the Garnett farms.
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Elizabeth Frances Johnson Garnett, 100, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Summit Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, KY.

The funeral service is Monday, October 13, 2014 at 2pmCT/3pmET at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Dr. Michael O'Neil the officiating clergy. Interment in the Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The family request visitation after 10amCT, on Monday at the funeral home.


Elizabeth Frances Johnson Garnett, 100, (1914-2014)


Mrs. Garnett was born in Adair County on June 22, 1914, the daughter of the late Albert and Enna Burbridge Johnson, descendants of prominent pioneer families of Adair County, KY. She died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Summit Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Adair Country, KY, at the age of 100, three months, 19 day.

She was a homemaker, and in later years managed the Garnett farms.

She was a graduate of Glensfork High School and studied music at Lindsey Wilson Academy. She was a member of Columbia Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a charter member of the Glensfork Homemakers Club, a gourmet cook, a talented seamstress, and an accomplished musician. She was also a Kentucky Colonel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Garnett in 1989; three sisters, Malcus Breeding, Rachel Estes and Madge Calhoun; and one nephew, Owen Johnson Estes.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Martha Chamberlain of Columbia, KY; and Mary Ann Dowling (Tom) of Corbin, KY.

  • Two grandchildren: David Chamberlain (Lastenia) of Crestview, Florida; and Elizabeth Trotter (Greg) of Georgetown, KY

  • Four nieces: Portia Winchester (Allen) of Lexington, KY; Mary Enna Campbell of Columbia, KY; Sandra Milton (Tom) of Louisville, KY; and Suzann Thompson (Don) of Louisville, KY

  • Three nephews: Jimmy Breeding (Norene) of Bowling Green, KY; Carlisle Breeding (Rita) of Galashiels Selkirkshire, Scotland; and Ben Breeding (Susan) of Springfield, KY

  • She is also survived by several great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the American Cancer Society or the Columbia Baptist Church.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY

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