Mary (DeDe) K. Garrett, 80 of Benld, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019, at her home with her children by her side. She was born on February 14, 1938, in Benld to John and Veronica (Koniak) Bednar. She married Donald E. Garrett on October 26, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benld.
She was a homemaker, loving mother, and grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Kathy Bires of Benld, Donald (Angela) Garrett of Edwardsville, and Ronald Garrett of Benld; grandchildren, Gabrielle Bires, Isaac Garrett, and Monique Garrett; sister, Pat Seketa; and good friend, Irmaline Balzraine.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Michael; parents; six brothers and seven sisters.
Per her wishes, she was cremated and there will be no services. Private graveside service will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Adopt a Pet in Benld and Fight the Fight in Gillespie.