Josephine Gar­rett

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SUDLERSVILLE — Josephine Mae (Sweeny) Gar­rett, 92, of Sudlersville died Nov. 9, 2016, at home sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Mrs. Gar­rett was born on Jan. 26, 1924, in Ne­wark, Del., daugh­ter of the late Thomas B. and Elsie (Cald­well) Sweeny. She was raised in Wilm­ing­ton, Del. and, af­ter her mar­riage in 1942, they moved to Kent County. In 1948, they moved to Milling­ton, where she and her hus­band op­er­ated a farm and raised five chil­dren. In 1965, they moved to the town of Milling­ton. Mrs. Gar­rett en­joyed spend­ing time with her fam­ily and friends, play­ing cards and games, cook­ing de­li­cious meals and paint­ing beau­ti­ful ce­ram­ics.

Along with her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 56 years, Earl Gar­rett Sr.; her son-in-law, John R. Mul­ford Jr. and four sis­ters: Irene Bur­ris, June Rus­sell, Florence Cal­loway and Vir­ginia Ann Sweeny.

Mrs. Gar­rett is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Joanne Mul­ford of Galena, Earl Gar­rett Jr. (Vicky) of Milling­ton, Bar­bara Carter (Wayne) of Dover, Del., Bur­ton Gar­rett of Sudlersville and Mark Gar­rett (Mary) of Smyrna, Del.; 11 grand­chil­dren; 16 great-grand­chil­dren; two great-great-grand­chil­dren; one step grand­child; three step great-grand­chil­dren; two step great-great-grand­chil­dren; a brother, Thomas B. Sweeny Jr., and two sis­ters, Frances Nowakowski and Vada Lock­er­man (Gene), all of Delaware.

Funeral ser­vices were held Mon­day, Nov. 14, in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech. Burial fol­lowed in Ch­ester Ceme­tery, Ch­ester­town.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­ri­als may be of­fered to Com­pass Re­gional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617. vo­cal­ist who sang with the An­napo­lis Chorale, pas­sion­ate an­i­mal ad­vo­cate who res­cued many pets, skilled gar­dener and re­cent de­voted care­giver for Home In­stead.

She en­joyed the per­form­ing arts im­mensely and was loved for her great sense of hu­mor and joy­ful spirit. She was a lov­ing wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, J.C. White Sr. and Bessie Marie Crovato; and step­fa­ther, Al­fred L. Crovato; sis­ters, Geneva White Rochleau and Char­lotte White; and broth­ers, J.C. “Joe” White Jr. and Johnathon White.

Mrs. Niven is sur­vived by her hus­band, Henry Niven; daugh­ter Vic­to­ria Val­ton and hus­band Christophe Val­ton of Tuc­son, AZ; sis­ter, Thelma Brad­ford White of Kingsport, TN; broth­ers, Fred White of Kingsport, TN, J.D. White and Faye Howard White of Fort Worth, TX; and sev­eral nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

A pri­vate ser­vice will take place at Robert Led­ford Funeral Home and Chapel and Jobe Ceme­tery in Er­win, TN. An on­line guest reg­istr y may be signed at led­ford­fu­ner­al­

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Mary­land SPCA ( and the An­napo­lis Chorale (livearts­mary­


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