Stella Don Garrison

November 2, 1924May 7, 2019

Stella Don Garrison, 94, of Kansas City, Missouri died May 7, 2019 . She was born November 2, 1924 at her parents’ home in Purvis, Missouri, the daughter of Carl and Edna Poe (Baquet) Wilson. In 1929 she moved with her family from Purvis to a farm in Versailles, Missouri. She graduated from Gravois Mills High School in 1943. In the fall after graduation, she taught school at Hubbard School. She attended Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri and obtained her teaching certificate. She taught at Brushy School two more years and attended Missouri State College at Warrensburg. On May 25, 1947 at her parents’ home, she married James W. Garrison and moved to Kansas City. James preceded her in death in 2009. She loved sewing, flowers, family reunions and square dancing. She is survived by one son James W. Garrison Jr. (Berlinda) of Rayville MO; three daughters, Angela Litchfield (Randy) of Irving, TX, Rebecca Funk (Ted) of Rockwall, TX and Donna Baker (Chris) of Trimble, MO; five granddaughters, one grandson, five great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons; brother Warren Wilson and a sister Juanita Taylor along with many more relatives and friends. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Newcomers Noland Road Chapel, 509 S. Noland Road, Independence, MO 64050, Memorial contributions are suggested to Glenwood Park United Methodist Church, The Wings of Mercy Ararat Shrine, Tirey J. Ford VFW Post 21 or Harbor House Hospice.


  • Carl B. Wilson, Father
  • Edna Poe (Baquet) Wilson, Mother
  • James W. Garrison, Husband
  • James W. Garrison, Jr. (Berlinda), Son
  • Angela Litchfield (Randy), Daughter
  • Rebecca Funk (Ted), Daughter
  • Donna Baker (Chris), Daughter
  • Warren Wilson, Brother
  • Juanita Taylor, Sister
  • Stella also leaves 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 5 great-granddaughters and 6 great-grandsons to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Dennis Green

May 10, 2019

Stella and Jim were part of the Big Four square dancing clique with my mom (Dorothy) and Bernie Marcotte, the Riley's, and the Roark's. They always had a great time together; dancing, lake visits, boating, and trips. It was always a joy to watch them dance and just enjoy life to the fullest. I remember the Big Four making a trip to Las Vegas to watch me perform. What a surprise it was to see them come through the door. Really great memories. Stella will truly be missed, but memories will live on with such a wonderful family. Deepest sympathies! Dennis & Martha Green

Kathy Rogers

May 9, 2019

Dear Garrison Family,

I met your Mother when my son, Ryan Rogers began dating grand-daughter Lindsay. She was always the "epitome" of a lady. Always so graceful, charming and loving. I know you will miss her dearly.

With deepest sympathy,

Kathy Rogers
Jenna and Eric Sparks