Cloanna Garrabrant

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November 14, 2009

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Cloanna Garrabrant, age 80, died Saturday, November 14, 2009. She was born on
March 12, 1929 in Center Village to the late Arthur and Ora (Conway) Mann.
She was a devoted wife and mother as well as an accomplishd hairdresser and member of Harlem Township Garden Club. Preceded in death by her parents,
husband, Wilbert Garrabrant, brother, Charles Baldwin and great-grandson, Jeremiah Kline. Cloanna was much loved and will be missed by her surviving sons, Alan (Wanda) Garrabrant and Rick (Carol) Garrabrant; 5 grandchildren,
3, and soon to be 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Charlotte (Baldwin) Richey; brothers, Hugh (Shan) and A.C. (Margie) Mann; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Tuesday
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Bud
Leskovac, officiating. Interment Fancher Cemtery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be
expressed at

Monday (Nov. 16)


Karen Critchfield - Sep 6, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Geri’s family. I worked at Mount Carmel St Ann’s with Geri for about 20 years. I respected and admired her very much. She was a very kind, caring, and giving
person. She was a very special Lady and will be missed by so many.

Richard & Chris Ciraky - Nov 18, 2009

We just found out late last night about the loss of Cloanna. We were so sorry to hear of her loss and would have been at the viewing if we had known sooner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mary Lou Bates - Nov 17, 2009

Dear Alan, Wanda, Rick, Carol and all of the other family members,
I am so sad that I can’t be there tonight or tomorrow. Clonna was one of my favorite aunts and since we both shared the same birthdate, just different years, even from childhood and on thru the years, I always felt such a connection and love with her. I have so many wonderful memories of her and all of you, so they are a help to me now, dealing with my own sorrow. I would like to include the following poem that I think is so very fitting:
God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her
And whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
~Author Unknown
May God Bless you All at this time of your sorrow and forever!!
Much love to you all, Mary Lou (Garrabrant) Bates

Mark Parish - Nov 17, 2009

Rick and family. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Granted no amount of words can be said to ease the pain. For your mother’s love was felt be so many people. She will be truely missed by everyone that knew, and loved, her. Feel free to let me know if you need anything. Mark

marilyn atlas - Nov 16, 2009

Dear Alan and family,
Susan Mott told me that your mom died on Saturday and to look at the Colubmus Dispatch to find her obituary. I did and I read it and I
just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you during this sad time. May you and your family know no further sorrow.
Best wishes,
Marilyn Atlas

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