Ruth Abba Garrison, 94, seamstress, church member Ruth...

March 03, 2000

Ruth Abba Garrison, 94, seamstress, church member

Ruth Abba Garrison, a retired seamstress, died Saturday of respiratory failure at Caton Manor Nursing Home in Catonsville. She was 94.

Mrs. Garrison, who lived at Strawberry Hill Apartments for 20 years, was a former resident of Somers Point, N.J.

She had worked for many years at the Needlecraft in Atlantic City. Earlier, she had been a seamstress at Saks Fifth Avenue in Philadelphia.

The former Ruth Abba Putuss was born and raised in Huntington, W. Va., and graduated from high school there. In the 1920s, she married John F. Garrison, who died in 1951.

She was a member of Bishop Cummins Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church, 2001 Frederick Road in Catonsville, where a memorial service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. today. She is survived by two sons, William Garrison of Fredericksburg, Va., and the Rev. D. Richard Garrison of Flemington, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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