January 31, 2016
Mary Frances Blanding, one of eleven children born to the union of the late Charles Geiger, Sr. and Mary M. (Barbee) Geiger, was born June 29, 1941 in Twist, Arkansas. Mary grew up in Arkansas and Missouri where she graduated from high school. At the age of 18, Mary moved to Massachusetts where she remained until 1992. While living in Massachusetts, she furthered her education and became a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in the medical field as a nurse. In 1992, Mary moved to Jefferson City and then came to St. Robert, Missouri where some of her family lived. Mary was united in marriage to Everett Blanding. They shared several years of marriage together before he preceded her in death. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards and crossword puzzles. She also loved to go to music concerts and just listening to music. Mary passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 in the Mercy Hospital of Springfield, Missouri having attained the age of 74 years. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all those that knew and loved her. Mary leaves to cherish her memory, three brothers: Clarence Geiger of Cape Girardeau, MO, Charles Geiger of Waynesville, MO and Claude Geiger of Junction City, KS; three sisters: Barbara Geiger and Lilly Geiger, both of St. Robert, MO and Lucille Coleman of Sioux Falls, SD; adopted son: Alister J. Blanding of the state of Nebraska; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by three sisters: Christine Smith, Juanita Coleman and Edna Bigham; and one infant brother: Doyle. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the Memorial Chapels and Crematory of Waynesville / St. Robert with Rev. Christopher Hendrix officiating. The songs “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” were played.
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