Viola Geiser

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Viola Bernice Geiser, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born March 7, 1915, in Oran, Mo., daughter of Arthur Vernon and Clola Idel Ramsey Smith. She and August H. "Shorty" Geiser were married Aug. 30, 1935, at Jackson. He preceded her in death in December 1973.

Viola was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Friendship Circle, Mary Martha Circle, UCC Group, St. Mark's Chapter of Eastern Star more than 50 years and Cite de La Rose Garden Club.

She worked at Lowenbaum Dress Factory. She also worked part time during registration at Southeast Missouri State University Bookstore more than 10 years through the fall semester of 2007.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Javada Jo and Brad Snead of Ferguson, Mo.; a brother and sister-in-law, Vernon Dayton and Mary Smith of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Alma Hoffstetter of Perryville, Mo.; six grandchildren, Martha Snead, John Snead, Sarah Klasing, David Snead, Kate Tocco and Andrew Snead; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be given to Evangelical United Church of Christ.

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