Alma Garst

PIKEVILLE – Alma Rice Garst, 90 of Frankfort, KY formerly of Pike County, KY passed away Sunday February 10, 2013 in Frankfort, KY.

She was born November 15, 1922 in Pike County, KY and her parents are the late Sam & Fanny Justice Sawyers. Alma was one of eight siblings, they are the late; Freelin (Key) Sawyers, Herman (Ducky) Sawyers, Elsie Thacker, Thelma Coleman, Verda Phelps, Carrie Espeland, & Clara Adams.

Alma was married to Vernon Rice for more than 48 years. She later married Gerald Garst who passed away three years after their marriage.

She is survived by her only child, Brenda Rice of Frankfort, KY and numerous nieces & nephews.

She worked as a nurse for more than 35 years at Our Lady of The Way Hospital and Beaver Valley Hospital in Martin, Ky. She was always kind to everyone & gave compassionate care to thousands of patients.

Alma lived in Frankfort for 24 years, the last five years with her daughter, Brenda. She enjoyed going to the Franklin County Senior Center & Adult Day Care Programs. Alma will be missed by everyone who knew her.

The family will accept friends at the Thacker Memorial Chapel Tuesday evening Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Davidson Memorial Gardens at Allen, KY.

Arrangements are entrusted to the TMFH of Pikeville, KY. Online condolences and guestbook may be signed at

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