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Ryland Wayne “Moe” Garner was born on March 20, 1941, to Marion and Mildred Geneva (Mayo) Garner in Rockport, MO. Ryland married Mary Evelyn Cannon in Mount Ayr, IA on October 8, 1961, and they had five children Ronny, Barbie, Rodney Dean, Amy and Marcia.
Mary passed away in 1975. Moe married Debbie Dale September 27, 1979, in Fieldon, IL and they had Anthony (Tony); Debbie and Tony, both preceded him in death in 1997. He then married Georgia Khlantzos December 15, 2001, in Carrollton, IL and she survives.
Moe will be deeply missed by his wife, Georgia; his sisters, Sue (Frank) Carson of Diagonal, IA and Bonnie Ward of Shenandoah, IA; brothers-in-law, William Tridle, of Orient, IA and Peter (Janet) Khlantzos of Godfrey, IL; sister-in-law, Lois Garner, of Ottumwa, IA; his children, Barb (Steve) Bailey of Kampsville, IL, Marcia Zirkelbach of Hardin, IL, Dean (Chris) Garner of Eldred, IL; son-in-law, John Jilg, of Carrollton, IL; step daughters, Sue (Mike) Robinson of Eldred, IL and Debra (Charles) Helton of Carrollton, IL; 22 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and all his friends that he made over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bill, Harold, LoDean Garner and Maxine Tridle; sisters-in-law, Maria Swan and Betty Garner, brother-in-law, William Ward and mother-in law, Maggie Pennington; sons, Ronny and Tony; daughter, Amy; and wives, Mary and Deb.
He ran the IPLA hog barn in Fieldon, IL and owned the Kampsville Roofing and Supply. He did custom bailing with Vermeer; was a millwright and started M and D tire shop in Greene County, IL in 1988; which he ran until 2010. He loved coon hunting and fishing. He attended school in Delphos, IA where he was the only student in Jr High at Delphos. Ryland then graduated from Mount Ayr, IA in 1960 where he played football and was on the first wrestling team. In his later years, Moe loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids, picking up pecans, gardening, playing the machines and mushroom hunting. He was a Mason and lifelong Shriner. Moe had a huge personality. He loved life and was always laughing and joking with everyone he met. He always had a story to tell.
Moe passed away on December 16, 2022, in Hardin, IL.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, IL with burial to follow in Eldred Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning prior to the services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be suggested to Thomas Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, IL. Condolences may be left online at

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