7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Blacklidge, Geraldean "Geri"
Geraldean "Geri" Blacklidge, age 88, formerly of Altona, IL died on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 1:00 AM in Indianapolis, IN.

Geraldean was born in Herron, IL on July 16, 1921 to Campbell E. & Clara E. McCoy Lively. She was married to Morris Blacklidge on June 9, 1940 in Chicago Heights, IL. Geraldean & Morris had three daughters; Linda (Ed) Wright of Fishers, IN, Charlene (Mel) Higgins of Knoxville, IL and Clara (Don) Carr of Indianapolis, IN.

Geraldean found great joy in her 8 Grandchildren, 18 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild. Geraldean was preceded in death by her husband on 7-4-1993; a sister, Audrey DeValk; and a grandson, David Carr.

Geraldean was employed at the State Hospital in Galesburg for approximately 10 years and as a cook at the Altona Elementary School until she retired. She was a member of the First Church of God in Galesburg until she moved to Indianapolis in 1996.

Geraldean and family lived in Altona from 1946 to 1994.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Hurd Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Oneida, Illinois with visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon.

Rev. Dennis J. McQuown officiating.

Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Altona, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God in Galesburg, Illinois. Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
by Newsroom
News management powered by Xpression News

Click here to return to the latest obituary listings