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Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights ST, Hot Springs, AR

OBITUARY

Myrna Garner

April 26, 1936December 23, 2019
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Myrna Margaret Garner, 83, of Hot Springs, passed away December 23, 2019. Myrna left her earthly home surrounded by her beloved daughters, extended family members, and precious friends who, hand in hand, circled her bedside in prayer and a hymn.

The youngest and only girl born to the late Gus Alvin and Maude Blanche Loy, Myrna arrived in April of 1936. Her brothers- Marvin, Junior, Jewel, Carol and Leonard- all preceded her to Heaven.

When Myrna first met Bob Garner, she commented that he was all arms and Adam’s apple. Eventually she tripped over that apple, falling head over heels for Bob. Together they traveled, raised a family, restored an old home, and welcomed many grandchildren. Their honeymoon lasted more than 55 years until he passed in 2009.

Myrna had a welcoming spirit. Whether she was laughing, cleaning, cooking, offering candy, enjoying a late night movie, or giving sage advice- her gentle kindness, genuine warmth, and real love put everyone at ease. This is true even for the tiniest of people as Myrna was known as the “baby whisperer.” It would not be an exaggeration to say, everyone loved Myrna.

To Myrna, family was everything. Her daughters Susan (Doug) Jones, Angie (Lary Joe) Ledbetter, and Joanna (Dale) Jenkins; grandchildren Robert (Jennifer) Jones, April (Jason) Sullivan, Jessika Ledbetter, Joseph Ledbetter, Ella Ledbetter, Morgan Jenkins, and Lauren (Alex) Maxwell; nine great grandchildren; First Freewill Baptist church family; nieces and nephews she loved as her own; close extended family; and friends, who may as well be deemed related, will miss the unconditional support, love, and wisdom Myrna always generously offered.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joseph Ledbetter, Pallbearer
  • Danny Garner, Pallbearer
  • Casey Waitkus, Pallbearer
  • Derwin Harris, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Saunders, Pallbearer
  • Scott Birdwell, Pallbearer
  • Doyle Garner, Honorary Bearer
  • Mike Loy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Russell Loy, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Leckner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Collier, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2020

Memories

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Edythe Huddleston Edwards

January 2, 2020

Seeing Myrna's smile again in her picture reminded me once again of all the good times we had years ago. We were best friends in our 7th, 8th, and 9th grades at Hot Springs. I loved spending the weekend with her at their house off Terry Street; her mother cooked everything we asked for, even though all the brothers would protest. But we had some wonderful times together. Later on she married a Fountain Lake boy and I did also. Im sorry to say that I did not take the time to visit her, even though I intended to. I know she loved her family and she was well loved. Myrna, you are only 10 days younger than I, so well probably be seeing each other again soon. Thanks for the memories. Edi

Janice Davis Rogers

January 2, 2020

Susan & family, please know how sorry I am for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose your mother especially at this time of the year. I will always cherish how warm & loving your mom was to me. The memory of her smile & laugh will stay with me. She made me feel a part of your family on those many nights I spent at your home. My prayers are with all of you.

Sandy Emerson

January 2, 2020

From all of the Emerson’s, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a true angel. My Mom loved her dearly. Both of your parents meant so much to our family. We are forever cemented in the Hilltop Apartments. Love & Prayers. Sandy ( And in spirit Bud and Lucy) I’m guessing there will be one heck of a reunion going on in heaven.

Roger Early

January 2, 2020

She was a wonderful woman. I recall how she accepted me as a part of her family eventhough I lived hundreds of miles away. When my wife, Kathy (Jones), and I were in town for a visit with Doug and Susan Jones, we always felt like we had been with her for years. I will always remember her smile, her ability to welcome, and her dedication to and love for family. Inspiring!

Kathy Humphreys

January 2, 2020

My condolences on the passing of your precious Mom. I will always remember her kindness and smile. So many happy memories from our childhood. We were blessed. Sending love and hugs.

Kathy Humphreys

Ann Wright

January 1, 2020

Myrna was an Angel on earth! Always delightful to visit with her. I loved Bob and Myrna together—Precious Cousins together!

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Myrna Margaret Loy was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas April 1936

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Myrna Margaret Loy was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas April 1936

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Myrna's engagement picture


1955

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Shopping with Ms. Phyllis in downtown Hot Springs for material to make her wedding veil.

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