Garnett U. (White) Angel, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at home, her family by her side and all singing her into Jesus’ arms. Originally from Paradise, KS, she has resided the past 9.5 years in Olathe, KS. She was born, June 28, 1927, in the Great Divide, Colorado area near the town of Craig to Charles J W White and Ula A (Bartlett) White. She was the third of six children growing upon the frontier plains.
At the age of six, the family moved back to Kansas on a farm near Paradise where she attended all 12 grades of school graduating from Paradise High School with the Class of 1945. She married the love of her life, John S. Angel, who happened to be the neighbor down the road! They were married May 19, 1945. Together they raised their two children, Janette and Gene, they farmed and built a new home a few years later living 2 miles west of Paradise for almost 60 years.
Around 1955, she began working with neighbors, Henry and Vera Post, out of their home as the H.L. Post Insurance Service. In 1969, she and John purchased major shares of stock in the now Post Insurance, Inc agency. As the agency grew with more staff, a new office was constructed in beautiful downtown Paradise. In January 1978, John and Garnett (owners) with their two children, Gene and Janette and Janette’s husband, Richard, Garnett’s cousin, Vernita Scott, along with Henry and Vera Post moved into the new building. The agency motto until 1994, when they sold the business, was “Angel’s Provide Protection”! She continued working as a Tax Accountant in her home and later in Natoma with Angel-Cook Accounting Services after selling the agency. Finally, at the age of 83, she retired and moved to Olathe, KS to be near her daughter and family.
Garnett was a lifelong member of the Paradise United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School many years. She was on the Administrative Council keeping the financial records of the church. Served as President of the UMW and held many offices within the church. Garnett and John were both youth group leaders of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship while their children were in Junior High and high school. She was an active Member of the Order of Eastern Star in Natoma, later in Russell and finally in Hays. She
and John presided over the Natoma Lodge as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron in the early 1960’s! Upon arriving in Olathe, she attended the Church of the Resurrection West and attended the Monday Morning Bible Study! The Angel’s were members of the Paradise Pitch Club for over fifty years and the local Bridge Club. They enjoyed traveling abroad to many exciting places including Hawaii, Oberammergau in Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Egypt, Russia, Azores, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Italy and England as well as every state in the union!
She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Janette (Richard) Ross of Olathe, Gene (Lynn) Angel of Paradise. Seven grandchildren and their spouses, Michele (Russ) Hess of Cleveland, MO; Jeff (Sara) Hagerman of Olathe; Brian (Brandy) Angel of Paradise; Travis (Natalie) Angel of Indianapolis, IN; Andrea (Dallas) Herreman of Hays; Mason (Chelsea) Angel of Russell; and Ryan Cook of Paradise. Ten great-grandchildren: Trenton (Diana) Frimmel of Emporia; Haley Jo Peterka of Grandview, MO; Cameron, Conner and Kyle Hagerman of Olathe; Beau Angel of Hays; Alice Angel of Indianapolis, IN; Tana, Kaden and
Gage Herreman of Hays and one great-great grandson, Ryker Morris. Garnett is also survived by one brother Dr. Vernon (Merilyn) White, DVM of Wichita and a host of nieces and nephews! In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Parsons, 3 brothers Dale, Ivan and Forrest White.
A celebration of Garnett’s life will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, November 22, 20219, at the Paradise United Methodist Church in Paradise, Kansas, with Pastor Stacy Ellsworth officiating. Viewing will take place from 10 A.M. to service time on Friday. A luncheon will take place at the church immediately following the church service. Memorials may be given to the Paradise United Methodist Church and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.