Ardel F. Garner, 80, active with DWC, accomplished seamstress, Superior Lingerie worker

By on April 11, 2018

Ardel Fay (Showalter) Garner, 80, of Denver, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Married for 62 years to her high school sweetheart, she was the loving wife of Allen P. Garner. Born in Reinholds, Ardel was a daughter of the late Harry and Elva (Lutz) Showalter.

She was a 1955 graduate of Denver High School. Ardel was an accomplished seamstress with the ability to sew anything from draperies to dresses including tailored equestrian riding jackets for her daughters. She worked at Superior Lingerie Company, Blue Ball, for over 30-years. Ardel began as a sewing machine operator and worked her way to costing and management positions.

She was a supportive and encouraging “horse show mom,” grandmother, and wife. She was a faithful member of Peace UCC, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and participated in the bell choir. She was a longtime active member of the Denver Women’s Club.

Ardel enjoyed walking, and playing cards and games with her friends and family. She loved spending time at her mountain home and warm winters in Florida for the past 12-years.

In addition to her husband of 62 years, Ardel is survived by three daughters: Vicki Garner-Sweigart, wife of Carl of Reinholds; Kathy G. Wilson, wife of Kenneth of Honeybrook; and Heidi G. Ulrich, wife of Chad, of Denver; a granddaughter: Kelsey E. Gray, wife of Michael; and a grandson: Tyler Ulrich; three great-grandchildren: Ava, Waylon, and Lane; three step-grandchildren: Kenny Wilson, Julie Wilson, and Beth Drupp; and two sisters: a twin, Mardel Lausch; and Janice Kohl.

Services were held April 7 at Peace UCC, Denver.Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery Annex, Denver.

In lieu of flowers, consider contributions to Peace UCC, 37 E. Swartzville Road, Denver, PA 17517.

Good Sipler Funeral & Cremation Centre is honored to serve the Garner Family. Condolences may be shared at

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