Geneva Sitze

Friday, January 21, 2011

Geneva E. Sitze, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her home.

She was born Feb. 4, 1918, in Oriole to John Marvin and Saddie Frances Wilhite McLain.

She and Paul Franklin Sitze were married Sept. 1, 1937, at Cape Girardeau.

She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and its Ladies Fellowship in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, St. Mark's Chapter 167, White Shrine, Calvary Shrine No. 8, charter member of Amaranth, and was a volunteer at Southeast Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Frances Sitze of Cape Girardeau; a grandchild, Deborah Branham and husband Gregory of Bonne Terre, Mo.; and a great-grandchild, Jason Branham of Bonne Terre.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Karen Sue York; a brother; and four sisters.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Eastern Star services will be at 7 p.m.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Sanderson officiating.

Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorial contributions may be given to Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.