Jeanette M. Garrison Kramer Capp passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:10 a.m. at Garden Valley Rehab Center in Kansas City.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
She was born in Hannibal, Missouri, to August and Augusta Kramer on May 30, 1916. She married Alfred “Nolan” Capp on Nov. 27, 1952. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1974.
Mrs. Capp is survived by two sons, Lendon (Butch) Garrison (Mary) of Kansas City, Mo., and Nolan “David” Capp (Pam) of St. Peters, Mo. Also surviving are 3 granddaughters, Annette (Scott) Griesinger of Cameron, Mo., Charlene Garrison of Kansas City, Mo., and Dawn Rene Pugh (Richard) of St. Peters, Mo.; and one grandson, David Troy Capp of St. Charles, Mo. Great grandchildren are Ryan, Brandon, and Jared Griesinger of Cameron, Mo., Teddy and Kelsey Bell, Rowan, McKenzie, and Jaime Pugh of St. Peters, Mo. One half sister, Mary Kaye Chandler of St. Peters, Mo., as well as many nieces and nephews, also survive her.
Mrs. Capp was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Elmer, Brick, Mick, Orville, and Ernie Kramer, and three sisters Leona Menzel, Helen Taylor and Jevita Chinn.
Mrs. Capp was raised in Hannibal and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Upon the death of Mrs. Capp’s father in 1926, she moved to St. Louis and was raised in the Masonic Children Home until her graduation from high school and Secretary School. She then married Lendon “Bill” Garrison in Hannibal. Mo. She divorced Mr. Garrison in 1949.
Mrs. Capp worked as a secretary most of her life and retired Oct. 28, 1982, as Personnel Secretary at Levering Hospital. She enjoyed many activities such as ceramics, camping, watching TV (old movies and sporting events), playing Bridge, music, and being with family and friends. Even though she had Alzheimer’s, she never lost her ability to smile and enjoy people being around her. She loved the music and continued to move her feet and hands to the beat of the music. When she was no longer able to sing the words to the music, she created her owns words. This earned her the name “ Tu-Tu” as all who worked in the nursing home affectingly called her. Her caregivers at both facilities in which she lived after she could no longer live by herself enjoyed and loved her because of her smile and easygoing spirit.
Memorials may be given to the Masonic Home of Missouri Outreach Program, 6033 Masonic Drive, Columbia, MO; Clover Road Christian Church, 785 Clover Road, Hannibal, MO 63401; The National Alzheimer Association, 322 Eighth Ave, 7th Fl, New York, NY, 10001 or to a charity of your choice. The family requests gifts to charity in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers will be Butch Garrison, David Capp, John Chinn, Charlie Chinn, David Troy Capp, and Ryan Griesinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Griesinger, Jared Griesinger, Scott Hinshaw, Tim Caldwell and Scott Griesinger.
Online Condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
Jeanette M. Garrison Kramer Capp