Garnet Briney

Garnet BrineyGarnet M. Briney, 89, of Morton died at 3:28 p.m. Aug. 12, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born July 17, 1919, in Browning, a daughter of John R. and Elva Bollinger Bates. She married Oliver Briney on Aug. 21, 1937, in Davenport, Iowa. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Carol (and Don) Wickman of Eustis, Fla., and Judith Briney of Tellico Plains, Tenn.; one sister, Betty (and Sam) Davis of Rushville; and five grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

Services were held Saturday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton with Rev. Aaron Sample officiating. Burial was in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/20/2008

[Laura's note: her obituary was published with the middle initial of "M.", but her husband's obit stated that her name was Garnet Nadine Bates.]