She was born July 26, 1920 at Belpre, Ohio, a daughter of the late Hartford and Delsie (Mayle) Mayle.
Garnet was a 1938 graduate of Vincent High School and worked as a nursing assistant at Columbus State Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Upon her return to Belpre, she worked as a private duty caregiver in the Parkersburg area. She was a member of Whitman Chapel AME Church in Belpre.
She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Portis, of Tampa, Fla. And Michelle Day and her husband, James, of Olney, Maryland; one son, Timothy Stevens and his wife, Angela, of Marietta, Ohio; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Stevens; two sons, Joseph and Michael Barnett; four sisters; and one brother.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, Ohio with the Rev. Deborah Marshall officiating. Services will conclude with burial at Rockland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the services.
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