Jessie Geraldine Coonrod

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jessie Geraldine Coonrod, 94, passed away on March 23, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, Kan. Geraldine was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Fort Scott, to William Arthur and Bessie (Conner) Parker. She was united in marriage to Jack Coonrod on July 18, 1941, in Fort Scott and he preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1982.

Geraldine attended school in Fort Scott and graduated from Fort Scott High School Class of 1941. Geraldine was a farmer's wife, she also worked for a time at Key Work Clothes in Fort Scott, and the Nevada State Hospital for several years before retiring in 1977. She lived most of her life in the Garland and Moundville area before moving to Liberal in 1997 and Pittsburg in 2010. Geraldine enjoyed sewing, raising flowers and gardening, and hours spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Bill Coonrod and his wife, Joyce, Bronaugh, Bob Coonrod and his wife, Linda, Nevada, Margie Gazaway and her husband, Truman, Liberal; grandchildren, Troy Munsterman, Brian Gazaway, Lisa McThompson, Jeff Coonrod and Mike Coonrod; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Jack, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carol Pritchett; and two brothers, Claude Parker, and Charles Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 27, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Jim Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Large Cemetery, Fort Scott. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Avalon Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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