Garnita Withem, age 77 of Perry, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery at Minburn, IA. Memorials will be given to her family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. 

Garnita Jean Withem was born on May 22, 1940 at Guthrie Center, IA to Henry and Alberta (Truax) Jaschke. She attended school at Yale High School with the class of 1958. She was united in marriage to Norman Ray Wooldridge on November 5, 1960. She later married Bill Harold Withem. She operated her own beauty shop in Guthrie Center and then went to work at the Woodward Resource Center in the house keeping department.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Perry. She enjoyed bowling, sewing and crocheting.

In death she rejoins her husband Bill Withem, parents, Henry and Alberta Jaschke and her brothers, Eugene and Terry Jaschke.

Left to cherish Garnita’s memory are her son Ron (Kellie) Wooldridge, Jefferson, IA, daughter, Janice Wooldridge, Marshalltown, IA, step-daughter, Julie (Randy) Scott, Minburn, IA, step-son, Jeff Withem, Minburn, IA, grandchildren, Mike Wooldridge, Paige Stevens, Nate Woods, Nicolas Woods, Tiffani Woods, Travis Merical and Preston Merical, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.


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