Florence Elaine Garn


Florence Elaine Garn, 94, of Toledo, died September 20, 2017 in Rossford, Ohio.
She was born to the late Dr. Howard and Florence Williamson MD, November 9, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio.  Elaine graduated from Waite High School and Toledo University. She married the late Donald Garn in 1953, and they lived together in Point Place.

Elaine was a second grade teacher at Kleis Elementary School until she retired in 1976.  She was passionate about helping the Point Place students in her class, and about spreading her love for teaching.

Elaine is survived by her brother Howard Wlliamson, Jr. (Kathryn) of Toledo, Ohio; nephew Howard Williamson III (Carol), of Oregon, Ohio; niece Jeanne Lynch of Royal Palm Beach, Florida.  She is also survived by Great-nephews Brian Williamson ( Brandy) of Bissfield, Michigan; Scott Williamson (Melissa) of Lambertville, Michigan; William Hatch III (Kim) of West Palm Beach, Florida; Nicholas Hatch, Sr. (Erin) of West Palm Beach, Florida; and Great-niece Renee Wesolowski (Richard) of Wellington, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

A private service for the family will be held at Toledo Memorial Park and Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, Toledo, Ohio.

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Bobbi Dzierzawski

I grew up in Point Place and also attended Kleis Grade School. Altho while I did not have Mrs Garn as my teacher, I do remember her and how well thought of and liked she was! My younger sister, Becki was lucky to be in her class!

Prayers for her family from the Remele girls - Bobbi (Dzierzawski) and Becki (Denniss)

 Posted September 25, 2017 - 12:11pm
Lois Stroh

Miss Elaine Williamson was my second grade teacher at Garfield Grade School back in the mid 50's. I remember when she married Mr. Garn and it was difficult to start calling her Mrs. Garn. She was a lovely teacher - so pretty. I still meet with 3 girls from Garfield for a monthly luncheon. Had I known where she was, I would have called her. My condoleces to her family.

 Posted September 22, 2017 - 9:31am

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