Geraldine M. Mahnke, 100, of Festus, Mo., died at 8:57 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Festus, Mo.
She was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Effingham, Ill., to Weston and Claudia (Parker) Funk.
She and Everett Mahnke were married in 1938 in Mount Vernon, Ill. He preceded her in death on June 15, 1973.
Mrs. Mahnke had worked in retail and was a homemaker. She had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Funkhouser, Ill., and the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary in Mount Vernon, Ill. She had also been a longtime volunteer in the 1940s and 1950s for the Republican Party.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Carolyn Mahnke of Festus; two granddaughters, Cheryl Meyers and Patty Payne; four grandchildren, Jason Myers, Autumn O’Bryant, Nathan McCoy and Calen McCoy; three great-grandchildren and a cousin, Earl Funk of Effingham.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie and Hazel.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham.
Memorials may be made to Funkhouser Cemetery.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.