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Pike Press
Pike Press
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Description: Obituary of Geisendorfer, Mrs. Thelma

Date: June 18 2008

Newspaper published in: Pittsfield

Page/Column: A7 / 1

Mrs. Thelma Geisendorfer, 91, of Pittsfield died Tuesday morning, June 10, 2008, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. She was born on November 5, 1916, in El Dara, Illinois, to Ira Floyd and Lena Leota Fenton Pursley. She married Tom E. Geisendorfer on January 22, 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1995.

She is survived by one son Karl (Nancy) Geisendorfer, Pittsfield, IL., two granddaughters Melanie Geisendorfer of Bloomington, Illinois, and Katie Geisendorfer of Pittsfield, Illinois, a step grandson Mike Coultas of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, four nephews Don (Joyce) Pursley, Floyd (Donna) Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois, David Smith of Tucson, Arizona, and Robert (Pat) Smith, and two nieces, Carrie Lee Guthrie of New York and Susan Geisendorfer of Ohio.

Mrs. Geisendorfer was of the Methodist faith. She graduated from Barry High School. She worked at Brown Shoe Company in Pittsfield, IL, owned and operated the Rainbow Café with her husband in Pittsfield for 18 years, and was a clerk at the Supervisor of Assessments Office in the Pike County Courthouse from 1966-1988.

She enjoyed quilting, needle pointing, flower gardening and reading. She made great homemade noodles. She especially enjoyed her granddaughters' school events.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, IL with Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Interment at the Oakwood Cemetery in Pittsfield, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008 from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, IL. Memorials are to the Oakwood Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL is handling the arrangements
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