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Louise Gardner

October 27, 1932 June 16, 2018
Louise Gardner
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Louise Gardner 85, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 16, at her home. She was born October 27, 1932, in Rosedale, Mississippi, the daughter of Marshal King and Lucy Johnson. She married Henry Gardner August 12, 1992. Her died February 17, 2018.

Louise owned and operated a grocery store, café, along with several rental properties in Mississippi for many years before moving to Waterloo where she was a foster/child care provider until her retirement in 1992.

Survived by: three daughters, Celita (Darryl) Payne, Shelia (Robert “Pete”) Butler, and Marilyn Woods, all of Waterloo; three sisters, Eloise Vance, Lena Johnson, and Juanita Hicks, all of Chicago, Ill.; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Preceded in death by: three daughters, Joyce, Yvonne and Celess; two sons, Nelson and Lacy; two grandchildren; her parents; three brothers, Lloyd Johnson, Tommie Johnson, and Jasper Johnson; and four sisters, Kate Solomon, Viola Wash, Gertrude Shaw, and Ella Gregory.

Services: 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery. Public visitation will be Sunday June 24, from 4-7:00 p.m. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and for one hour before the service at the church.

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4:00 PM 6/24/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/24/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 6/25/2018 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church

805 Adams Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
805 Adams Street Waterloo 50703 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Fairview Final Resting Place

Fairview Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

Fairview Ave. Waterloo 50703 Iowa
United States

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