Margarete I. Garland, 81, of DeSoto, Mo., formerly of Malden, Mo., died Friday, March 14, 2008, at DeSoto.
Born Feb. 12, 1927, in Risco, Mo., daughter of the late Lummie C. and Beadie Robertson Basham, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden.
On July 1, 1947, in Marion, Ark., she married Elden Joe Garland, who preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2002. She was also preceded in death by one brother, J.W. Basham.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Barton, of Crystal City, Mo.; one brother, Billy H. Basham, of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Elaine Brown, of Memphis; two grandchildren, Mary Dachs, of O'Fallon, Mo., and Amy Evans, of House Springs, Mo.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, March 18, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with the Rev. Keith Garland officiating.
Burial was in the Rosewood Cemetery First Addition at Malden.