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Celebration of Life Thursday for M. Lee Garrity

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M. Lee Garrity, 78, of Valparaiso, Indiana, died in her home on April 8, 2018.

She was born September 2, 1939, in Evansville, Indiana, to Aaron Davenport and Ada Mae Davenport (Langham).

Lee was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Garrity, in 2009.

She is survived by her daughter, Michelle R. Donegan (Petty), and son, Keith A. Petty. Lee had five grandchildren: Brendan Donegan, Ryan Donegan, Cadence Petty, Cason Petty, and Campbell Petty.

Lee was a nun with the order of the Sisters of Saint Benedict in Ferdinand, Indiana until 1969. She began teaching English at Marian Heights Academy, Indiana, that year. From 1971-2000, she taught at Washington Township High School, Valparaiso, where she also coached Speech and Debate teams for 15 years.

In retirement, Lee was a member/artist at the Chesterton Art Gallery, and a volunteer at the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

Lee’s Celebration of Life will be at the Valparaiso Country Club on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA of Northwest Indiana at 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, or (hospice fund).



Posted 4/10/2018




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