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     Norman D. Garber, age 68, of Cocoa, Florida, a former long-time Barton County resident, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Springfield.

      Norman was born January 14, 1942 in rural Montevallo, Missouri, to Otis and Violet (Brasher) Garber.  He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1959 and worked on a survey crew for the Missouri Highway Department while attending Rolla School of Mines and Metallurgy.  Norman then worked for the F.B.I. in St. Louis and Kansas City for eight years.  In 1973 he moved to Barton County where he farmed and worked as a rural mail carrier in Sheldon and Jerico Springs for 23 years.  He retired in 2003 and moved to Cocoa, Florida in 2006.

      As a young adult, Norman trusted in Jesus as his savior and was a faithful follower all his life.  He served as an elder at Milford Christian Church where he attended for 20 years and had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Lamar for 13 years.  Most recently, Norman attended Liberty Baptist Church while in Missouri and the Cocoa Calvary Baptist Church while in Florida.  His life portrayed his devotion to his God, his wife, Dotti, and all of his family. Always active in his community, he was the former director of the Sheldon Farmland Coop Board and had served as a Trustee on the Milford Township Road Board. 

      On August 11, 1962, at Lamar, Missouri, Norman married Dorthy “Dotti” Mayse, and she survives, of the home.  Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Fanny Garber, Aurora, Colorado; a brother, Don Garber, Milo, Missouri; a sister Betty June Murrah, Cocoa, Florida; and two grandchildren, Tessakiree Yvette Garber and Marston Andry Garber, Aurora, Colorado.  Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Otis & Violet; and a son, Gregory Alan Garber.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 20th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Morehead Cemetery east of Lamar.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lamar Liberty Baptist Church Benevolence Fund or the Cocoa, Florida Calvary Baptist Benevolence Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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Kevin & Darlene Snyder  - Houston Texas   |2010-12-13 14:31:45
God Bless you Aunt Dottie, Jeff and family. I so look up to Uncle Norman and
Aunt Dottie. You have no idea how much God has used you in my life. We are
praying for you, and our church is praying for You.

Kevin Snyder
Faith Baptist Church
Bacliff/ League City Texas
Mike and Kay Morris  - Webb City, Mo   |2010-12-13 15:23:09
We are so sorry about your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family at this time.
Only God can comfort us at these
heart aching times.
Janet Cohu Sitton  - Lamar, Mo   |2010-12-13 18:18:25
Dottie, I was saddened to hear of Norman's death. Know that so many people in
Barton County are praying for you .
Sandy and Wayne Noble  - Cocoa, Fl   |2010-12-13 18:34:01
Dotti, Jeff and Family,
Know that our prayers are with you all. Norman will be
missed, but we are so grateful that one day we will get to see Norman again in
Heaven with our Lord Jesus. Both you and Norman have been a blessing in our
lives and your testimony has touched many hearts. God will give you the
strength, comfort and guidance you need. We love you.
Michelle Patton Magee  - Overland Park, KS   |2010-12-13 19:42:06
So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and
Pastor "D" and Karen Miller  - First Free Will Baptist Church of Titusville, Titu   |2010-12-13 20:06:06
Sis. Dottie,

Karen and I were very sad to hear about Bro. Norman's passing
and we, as well as the Church, are holding you up in prayer. While there is
great loss for you and all who knew Bro. Norman, we do rejoice in knowing that
Bro. Norman's testimony was one of faith in Jesus Christ and so on this day
God's promise of eternal life is realized in the life of Norman Garber. Amen!
Howard & Carol Hawkins  - Jerico Springs, Mo.   |2010-12-13 20:48:38
Dottie and Family, Howard and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love
are coming your way. He was a good man.
Alan & Jessica Morrison  - Titusville, FL   |2010-12-13 23:11:30
Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. We love you so much
Sister Garber. Bro. Norman will be greatly missed by his Florida church family
at Calvary, but we know that our loss is heaven's gain. We trust that the Great
Comforter will be your help and strength during this time.

Love in Christ,
& Jessica Morrison
Ruby (Ingalls) Fasbinder  - Overland Park, KS   |2010-12-14 07:39:37
Jeff and family,

I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you during
this time. May love, time, prayers and friends help you get through it.

(Ingalls) Fasbinder
Jeff and Linda Mitchell  - Montevello, MO   |2010-12-14 09:58:51
Dot: So sorry to hear about Norman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
your family.
Joan Miller  - Mims, Florida   |2010-12-14 13:04:08

Norman's smile that he wore all the time was such a blessing to those
who knew him and a testimoy of his love for God. We know he is now in the
presence of Jesus and we all will see him again. So sorry for your loss. You
and your family are in my prayers. Love in Christ, Joan
Jeanette Carpenter  - Liberal, MO   |2010-12-14 22:29:46
Dottie, Jeff and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Norman's passing. How our
families have enjoyed each other's lives the past many years. Now Norman and
Mom are together starting eternity together. Heaven gets sweeter as those we
love go ahead of us.
Dottie, I will hold you up in my prayers as you enter this
new stage of your life. It will be hard so many times ahead, but God has been
and will still be faithful. You mean so much to me and if you need anything
please call. Love you all. Jeanette
Susie Keepper  - Columbia, MO   |2010-12-15 08:24:38
Dottie, Jeff and family,

I'm so saddened to hear about Norman. We were all
so close living in the Milford "neighborhood". Just remembering dad and
Norman bailing hay, church socials and visiting on a hot summer evenings. I
have many very good memories of your family and I wish I could be there for the
visitation. You shall remain in my thoughts and prayers.

With much
Susie Arft Keepper
The Maphies Family  - Jerico Springs, MO   |2010-12-15 09:46:44
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was a pleasure to
know both of you for many years. He is home and is free from the suffering.
Jim & Jeanie Ogle  - El Dorado Springs, MO   |2010-12-15 13:57:19
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sadness.
Dorothy Parks  - Lamar,MO   |2010-12-15 16:44:49
Dottie, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You have
been through so much, with such grace and faith. You are a great example to
those around you. It's been a pleasure to call you and Norman our friends. God
be with you.
Dorothy and Dwight
Paul and Linda Anderson  - Rockledge,Florida   |2010-12-16 13:18:07
Dearest Dotti,
We are so Blessed to have known you as a couple-a
couple our Church (and especially our pastor) immediately Loved because The
Spirit of The Lord was upon you and we never saw you waver during the Valley you
travelled...We will miss Norman so very much, but look with Anticipation to
seeing his smile again in Heaven real soon...
Love You Dotti,
Bro.Paul and
Dick & Pam Jeffries  - Newport, Tn   |2010-12-16 13:21:10
Dear Dotti and family:

We are so sorry to hear about Norman.
But, praise
He is enjoying the magnificence of Jesus and Heaven, now! He fought a hard
battle and is now entered into God's rest for His children. We love you
all and
are praying for you.
God bless you.


Dick and Pam
Gary and Madelyn Bishop  - Nevada, MO   |2010-12-16 16:29:11
With deepest sympathy to your family.
Caroline M Weber  - Kansas City, Missouri   |2010-12-17 13:20:43
My sister-in-law (Connie Weber) just called at gave me the sad news of
the passing of Norman. Please know my sorrow for your lass and that you are in
my prayers. May the special things about your loved one live on inside your
heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
M Weber
Chris & Vonnie Orozco  - Granada Hills, CA   |2010-12-18 00:32:35

We were so sorry to hear of Norm's passing, and we share in your
sorrow, but we also share in your rejoicing in that Norm is not only not
suffering any longer, but now Jesus, his Savior, who he knew by faith, he now
knows by sight.

We remember with great fondness the times we were together
in Lamar and when you came to visit us here in Los Angeles and especially our
trip to Santa Barbara. Even though it was a cool cloudy day we managed to make
it onto the beach so you and Norm could put your feet in the Pacific from a
California beach. We always enjoyed our times with you both and I enjoyed my
visit to your farm. Those were great and precious times when we were able to
share in the joys and griefs of each other's lives.

We will pray that the
funeral on Monday will truly reflect the faith and love Norm had for the Lord
and that even at his funeral, Norm's life and testimony will be used by the Lord
to bles...
Connie and Martin Weber  - Lamar, MO.   |2010-12-19 10:38:40
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Norman touched the lives of many
people. He was admired,respected and loved. He will be missed but he will
remain in the memories of us all.
Allene & Roger Reynolds  - Jerico Springs, MIssouri   |2010-12-19 17:28:00
We were so sorry to hear of Norman's death. Please know that you are in our
thoughts and prayers. Sheila, our daughter, asked me to extend sympathy also. We
have fond memories of you both.

Allene & Roger Reynolds
Bryce Hammond  - Santa Cruz, California   |2010-12-20 00:08:57
Jeff and Family,

I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts.
J. D. Pahlow  - Lamar.   |2010-12-20 10:45:27
Dear Dottie & Jeff.
Please accept my sincere sympathy, and know that my
thoughts and prayers are with you both as you live this experience.
doesn't seem all that long ago that a certain 1954 chevy showed up in town, and
visited the J.O. Mayse residence. He kept coming back until he had his prize,
and I'm not talking about Martha's blue ribbon pickles.
Sorry, I won't be
able to attend, and may God bless and be with you both. JD
Whitney  - Ga   |2010-12-20 19:21:16
Garber family, I send my condolences to you. May you receive much comfort and
support in the days ahead and turn to God for the best comfort, Isaiah 25:8
"He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah
will certainly wipe the tears from all faces"
Mary Lou Garrison  - Tulsa, Oklahome   |2010-12-21 19:51:22
Dotti, I am so sorry for your loss of my cousin, Norman. He was a good man,
and you could see the Lord in him. It was so good seeing you, but sad it had to
be under these circumstances. I could see the Lord in you as well, and am so
glad you have Him in your life. You are a very courageous lady. May the Lord
richly bless you. You deserve all the blessings you can handle. Love you!
Mary Lou
gerry and sue lilly  - waterford mi.   |2010-12-26 11:34:33
we were so sorry to learn of normans passing, wish we were there to give you a
Christine McCurdy  - Smithville, MO   |2011-04-04 18:07:18
Dotti, Jeff and Fanny;
I just found out about Norman today. Was thinking about
you all and a web search brought up this site. Sending you all positive
thoughts. Hope you are doing better.
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