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Obituary for Etta Mae Garten

Etta Mae Garten, 98 of Abilene passed away Tuesday March 8, 2022 at Village Manor Nursing Home. She was born December 8, 1923, the daughter of William and Rose (Houlton) Higer. On May 12, 1940 she was united in marriage to Joseph Garten. He preceded her in death October 28, 1975. Etta Mae is survived by her daughter, Rosetta (Creach) Grayson and one son, Lonnie (Rosalie) Garten. Eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and twenty-eight great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joseph, one great-grandson, Cory Booms and a sister, Bess“Rusty” Allen. Funeral Services for Etta Mae will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Danner Funeral Home in Abilene. Burial will follow at Abilene City Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-7P.M., at Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be given to the Hospice of Dickinson County. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene, Kansas 67410. Online condolences may be sent to