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08-Clarice Marie Garriott
Birth: 9 Oct 1906, Jasper Co, IN: Bk H3/30
Home: Brook, Newton Co, IN
Death: 18 Jan 2001, Williamsport, Warren Co, IN- age 94 [SSI has 1 Jan 2001]
Burial: Weston Cemetery
Education: Rensselaer HS, class of 1925
Occupation: SSN: 316-44-0221/IN
Father: James Roscoe Garriott

Marriage: 8 Oct 1927, Newton Co, IN: Bk 11/189 @ home of Rev McCloud
Spouse: Winifred "Buddy" BIERLEY
Birth: 10 Dec 1902, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN
Death: 22 Apr 1986- age 83
Burial: Weston Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer, SSN: 316-34-1432/IN
Father: William Joseph Bierley (1881-1948)
Mother: Ruth "Lotty" Biggs (1883-1947)

    1910 Newton Co, IN census: has Winifred Bierley 7, b. IN; is listed with his parents William and Ruth L Bierley, b. IN, along with his grandparents Eleazor Biggs 70, b. OH; and Mary Biggs 67, b. IN, and his siblings.
     1920 Newton Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Winifred Bierley 17 is listed with his parents William and Ruth Bierley and his siblings.
     1930 Jackson Twp, Newton Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Winifred Bierley 27, Farmer-General; Clarice Bierley 24; and William Bierley 20, Hired Man.
     1940 Wash Twp, Newton Co, IN census: has (both b. IN) Winifred Bierley 37, Farmer-Farm; and Clarice Bierley 33.

     BIOGRAPHY: 29 Clarice and Winifred lived with his folks after their marriage until February 1928. They farmed for two years south of Rensselaer, then rented a farm north of Brook for six years, raising cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, ducks and geese. Winifred farmed with horses and worked long hours. They bought the farm formerly owned by Mr and Mrs Thomas Whaley in Washington Twp in 1934 and moved there over a year later. In later years he had a tractor to farm with.
     They lived there 23 years. A bad storm in the 50s damaged the buildings and fences and it took all summer to put things back in order. Two years later caught Winifred loading corn and fertilizer on a wagon in the crib. He was picked up by the wind and dropped between a couple of wagons, badly damaging his leg. The neighbors came to help set right the destruction.
     Winifred was elected Trustee of Washington Twp in 1952. They sold the farm in 1956 and moved to the town of Brook. He worked for several different farmers after that, planting and harvesting crops, driving their grain to the elevator. They belonged to the Christian Church in Brook. 29
     Kathleen Sue Pribie [Mapes] visited with Clarice in Mar 1995 at her home in Brook. Still strong and healthy living by herself at 89, she talked about life on the farm. She loved the animals; the pigs, cows, sheep and chickens. Their farm was hit by tornados in 1951 and 1953 and they moved to Brook in 1957. After she fell and broke her hip in Jun 1995, she moved to a nursing home in Williamsport.

[Kathy Pribie Campbell]

     1986 OBITUARY: Winfred "Buddy" Bierley, 83, of Rt. 1, 329 Jefferson, Brook, died at 2:30 pm Tuesday at his residence. He was born on Dec 10, 1902, in Rensselaer, the son of William R and Ruth Lottie (Biggs) Bierley, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a Brook resident for 29 years, and also lived in Washington Township. He was married on Oct 8, 1927, in Rensselaer, to Clarice Marie Garriott, who survives. He was educated in the Surrey and Paulas Schools in Jasper County. A retired farmer and cattle raiser, he belonged to the First Christian Church of Brook. He was a past member of the Brook Town Board. He also was an Ade School Corporation trustee.
     Survivors include one brother, Jess Bierley of Brook; one sister, Mrs Geneva (Ivan) Handley of Rensseleaer. Two brother preceded him in death.
     Friends may call after 2 pm Thursday at the Jackson Funeral Chapel. The funeral is at 1:30 pm Friday at the funeral chapel with the Rev Fred Kelm officiating. Burial will follow in Weston Cemetery.

[The Rensselaer Republican]

     2001 OBITUARY: Clarice Marie Bierley, 94, formerly of Brook, passed away on Friday, January 19 at the Country Care Nursing Home in Williamsport. She was born October 9, 1906 in Jasper County to James Roscoe and Nancy Ethel (Hopkins) Garriott. She married Winfred 'Buddy" Bierley on October 8, 1927 in Kentland. He preceded her in death on April 22, 1986.
     A homemaker, she has been a resident of the Country Care Nursing home since July of 1995. A former resident of Brook, she was a member of the First Christian Church of Brook. She was a former cafeteria aide at Brook Grade School, a nurse's aide at the former George Ade Memorial Hospital and babysat many children. She had attended the Rensselaer Schools.
     She is survived by two brothers, James J (Margaret) Garriott of Williamsport, IN, and Billie A (Ida Mae) Garriott of Fowler; three sisters, Mary (Estel) McIntosh of Williamsport, Helen E Cripe of Attica and Fay (LaVerne) Fix of Williamsport; sister-in-law Rose Mary Garriott of Attica; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
     Visitation was held Monday, January 22 at the Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer. Funeral services were held Monday, January 22 at the Jackson Funeral Chapel, with pastor Ken Marsh officiating. Burial followed at the Weston Cemetery in Rensselaer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brook First Christian Church. 

[Kankakee Valley Post, DeMotte, IN]

Descendant of Jacob Sr and Rhoda Betsy Garriott