Geraldine R. (Rill) Garrett

April 18, 1920 ~ July 30, 2019 (age 99)


Geraldine R. Garrett, 99, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Golden Crest St. Paul. Born April 18, 1920 on the family farm in Hampstead, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Alice M. Davidson Rill. She was the wife of the late A. Paul Garrett who died in 2013. They had been married for 68 years. Geraldine was a homemaker. Prior to that, she had graduated from Hampstead High School in 1936. She then enrolled and graduated from Strayer Business College in Baltimore where she learned bookkeeper and stenography skills. She then went to work for G.B. Caltrider furniture store and later at Suburban Propane. Later in the 1960’s, she was a part time cafeteria worker at the former North Carroll High School in Greenmount. She was a fabulous seamstress and made virtually all the clothes for her family. She was an avid Orioles and Maryland Terps fan and an avid collector of glassware. She also enjoyed traveling out west, playing cards and bingo. She was a life long member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she sang in the Choir, taught Sunday School, and held numerous church offices. She is survived by her only daughter and son-in-law Linda G. Hollman and Charles, grandchildren David Hollman and Tracy, Ryann Hollman and Matt Roberts, Laura and Eric Zilberman, and great grandchildren Austin and Ellie, Kylie, Hunter, Chase, Evie and George. She is also survived by sister-in- law Ruth Calp of Hanover, PA and niece, Janice Garrett of Raleigh, NC. She was preceded in death by sister Ruth Etta Rill. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019, 4:00PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3239 Carrollton Road, Hampstead, MD 21074 with her pastor, Rev. Amy Lewis-Rill, officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service Sunday from 3-4:00PM. In lieu of flowers, sympathies may be expressed in the form of contributions in Geraldine’s name to Wesley United Methodist Church. The Jeffrey N. Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg, MD have been asked to assist with funeral arrangements.. Online condolences may be offered at

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August 4, 2019

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church (Carrollton Road, Hampstead)

Funeral Service
August 4, 2019

4:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church (Carrollton Road, Hampstead)


Wesley United Methodist Church
3239 Carrollton Road, Hampstead MD 21074

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