October 21, 2021
Letha Joy (Modlin) Garst died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato, Kan., at the age of 89. Letha was born to Hugh and Ethel (Loomis) Modlin on Aug. 21, 1932, in Otego, Kan.
On Nov. 8, 1950, Letha Joy Modlin was united in marriage to James Franklin Garst. They celebrated 70 years of marriage this past November. To this union, two beautiful children were born, daughter, Teresa Anne Garst, and son, Randy Stewart Garst.
Letha operated a daycare out of their home for many children in the Jewell County community. She also distributed the Salina Journal newspaper for ma...