Alice C. Garland


DEER GROVE - Alice C. Garland, 95, formerly of Deer Grove, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, at the Hiawatha Care Center, Hiawatha, Iowa.

Alice was born on Jan. 12, 1928, in East Grove Twp. in Lee County, the daughter of John and Alice (Donovan) McCoy and was a graduate of Amboy High School. She married Edward J. Garland on Aug. 17, 1946 in Maytown. He died Dec. 5, 1993.

Alice was employed for 27 years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling as an account representative. She had also been the owner/operator of Alice’s Prosthesis Shop in Deer Grove for many years. Alice was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Sterling, a past member of the Sterling Family Moose, the former Green River Country Club in Walnut, a past Democratic Precinct Committee person in Hahnaman Twp., and a former member of St. Mary Church and Altar and Rosary Society member in Tampico.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Long, of Coraopolis, Penn.; her sons, Thomas (Deb) Garland, of Putnam, Mark (Deb) Garland, of Beaufort, S.C., Edward (Sheila) Garland, of Grand Detour, Norbert Garland, of Florence, Ky., Donald (Mary Pat) Garland, of Marion, Iowa and Phillip (Donna) Garland, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother James McCoy, and three sisters, Patrice, Lillian and Esther.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling with the Reverend Thomas Doyle, Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in her memory to EWTN Global Catholic Television Network or Newman Central Catholic High School of Sterling.

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