Carolyn Irene Werner


Carolyn Irene Werner, 77, of Garden City, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson.

Carolyn Irene Werner, 77, of Garden City, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson.

She was born July 25, 1935, to Claude Lewis Pearce and Emma Fannie Milburn Pearce in Hugoton.

Mrs. Werner grew up in Grant and Stanton counties, and later moved to Garden City, where she worked in the freezer department at IBP, which later became Tyson, for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerry Pearce.

Survivors include three daughters, Denise and husband Tony Robison of Kennewick, Wash., Crystal and husband Gary Ridge of Hutchinson and Michelle Alderdice of Oak Creek, Wis.; two sons, Lewis and wife Marla Hart of Chesapeake, Va., and Jeremy and wife Amanda Santee of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three brothers, Ralph Pearce of Syracuse, Larry Pearce of Big Bow and C.D. Pearce of Atwood; eight grandchildren, Heather, Brandee, Brett, Taylor, Tristan, Trevor, Addison, Ayla; and two great-grandchildren, Teagan and Terek.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Garden City.

Graveside service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.

Calling hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City.

Memorials are suggested to the Finney County Humane Society or Hospice and Home Care of Reno County, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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