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Geneva I. Stetzel, 89, North Manchester passed away August 27, 2019 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. Geneva was born on June 23, 1930 to Theodore and Laura (Rupley) Brooks in Huntington County, Indiana.
A year after graduating from Clear Creek High School in 1948, she married Myron D. Stetzel on February 20th. The two were married for 33 years before Myron passed away on November 13, 1983. Geneva enjoyed taking care of her family and teaching them the value of hard work and dedication. She was kind hearted and generous with her time and talents, even when she was struggling physically she made it a priority to help others, especially when it came to being an accomplished seamstress. No matter the circumstance or how she was feeling, Geneva could be found with a loving smile. She relished her times of watching Indiana University basketball or any other team that would be on, with her granddaughter Jo. She was notorious for never missing church on Sunday and she taught her family about being spiritually strong and faithful. Geneva was a member of the Cornerstone Grace Church in South Whitley formerly Pleasant View Church.
Geneva will be dearly missed by her son, Galen (Connie) Stetzel, North Manchester; her daughter, Imogene (Russell) Knight, North Manchester; her two brothers, Robert (Alberta) Brooks and Donald (Luwona) Brooks both of Huntington, Indiana; and her five grandchildren Jo Knight, Matt (Stacy) Stetzel, Jill (Dane) Simcoe, Mindy (Jamie) Boyd, and Demara (Anthony) Fowerbaugh and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers Garl Brooks, Denver Brooks, Cecil Brooks, and one sister Norma Pohler.
Friends and family may call Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana 46962. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling and Pastor Edward Robertson will officiate. Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 and County Road 1000, Servia, Indiana.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Geneva, memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Grace Church, 7050 West 1000 South, South Whitley, Indiana 46787.
Cornerstone Grace Church
7050 West 1000 South, South Whitley IN 46787