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Chris Garrett left this world and headed to her eternal home on March 31, 2022, after suffering a stroke.

Chris was a proud Houston Tiger, Class of 1964. She then headed to Springfield and spent 25 years working for the Frisco Railroad, later the Burlington-Northern. She married the love of her life, Harold Garrett. Chris was unbelievably fun, honest to a fault, and always put her family first.

Besides her husband, children, and grandchildren, she is also survived by her sister, Jane Schoettlin, favorite cousin Pam Pettit, sister-in-law Evon Long, and dearest friend Joyce Langley. She loved being an aunt to Robbin and Jacque, Greg and Jeff, and Scott and Julie but especially enjoyed being a grand aunt to their children.

Services will be held at Gorman-Scharpf, 1947 E. Seminole, Springfield. Visitation is Wednesday, April 6 from 6-8 PM; the funeral will be Thursday, April 7 at 1 PM.

Since you can rarely get a good deal on flowers, Chris would insist that you take your money and do a random act of kindness for someone else.

Pay for their meals, help repair their house, meet your new neighbor, or spend some time with someone you know is lonely.

The world needs more people like Chris.