Loretta Mae Garwood

September 16, 1942 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Loretta Garwood Obituary

     Loretta Mae Garwood, 81, formerly of Nevada, MO passed away peacefully at her home in Coweta, OK on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. Loretta was born September 16, 1942, to Everett and Ruth Goodnight.    On May 14, 1968, she married Leland Garwood, where they made Nevada, MO their home. Leland preceded her in death in 1999.

     Loretta worked at Firp & Bob’s and 54 Cafe as a waitress. In 1968, she and Leland started up Garwood Wrecker, where they operated the business together until they retired in 1980. Loretta always enjoyed hunting, fishing and found a love for golfing later in life.

    Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leland Garwood; three sisters, Wanda Fay Lemmons, Julia Lea Goodnight, Lena May Goss; one sister-in-law, Judy Goodnight and her uncle, Johnny Goodnight.

    Loretta is survived by two sons, Ed Garwood and his wife Cathy and David Garwood and his significant other Deborah Keirsey; four brothers, Lonnie Goodnight of Coweta, OK, Jack Goodnight and his wife Krista of Owasso, OK, George “Andy” Goodnight and his wife Sharon of Tulsa, OK and Jerry Goodnight of Tulsa, OK; one sister Wilda Kay Brown and her husband Bill; two brother-in-laws, George “Bill” Garwood and his wife Lisa and Norman Garwood. She is also survived by two grandsons, Lee Garwood and his wife Cassie and Corey Garwood; four grandchildren, Carson Garwood, Nathan Garwood, Brayden Garwood and Tenley Garwood and cousins, Jeff Goodnight and his wife Lorie of Coweta, OK and Gary Goodnight and his wife Dee of Coweta, OK.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tues., Oct. 31, 2023 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor Ray Dean Scism officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 prior to the service.  Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.   Memorials are suggested to the Moore Cemetery Association c/o the funeral home.


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October 27, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772

Funeral Service
October 31, 2023

1:00 PM
Ferry Funeral Home Home
Nevada, MO 64772


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