Geraldine May Kiess Speary

Geraldine May Kiess Speary, 93, of Sonestown, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at The Highlands Care Center, LaPorte. She was born April 6, 1920, in Nordmont, a daughter of the late Stanley J. and Katherine (Sharrow) May. Her first husband, John H. Kiess died in 1968. Her second husband, Lewis Speary, died in 2000.

Geraldine was a member of the Valley United Methodist Church, Sonestown and graduated from the former Davidson Township High School, Class of 1939. She was a charter member of Post 601, American Legion Auxiliary, Muncy Valley Fire Company Auxiliary, and loved gardening, flowers and cooking.

She is survived by two children, John S. Kiess, Luna, N.M., and Sharlene (George) Crist, Harrisburg; three grandchildren, George, Stephanie and William; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her two husbands, Geraldine was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Kiess and a sister, Mildred Hoffman.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8, 2013, at the Valley United Methodist Church, 1874 Route 220, Muncy Valley, by Rev. D. Wayne Bender and Rev. Craig Livermore. The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. to time of service. The interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Valley United Methodist Church, 1874 Route 220, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.

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