Jessie Joyce Herron Geiger – Obituary

By  | September 29, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Pinkard Funeral Home

Jessie Joyce  Herron Geiger Jessie Joyce Herron Geiger, 96, of LaGrange, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018. She was born in Eldridge, AL on December 21, 1921 to the late Joseph and Lillie Davis Herron.

There will be a graveside service Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Union Cemetery in Eldridge, Alabama. Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, Alabama will be directing.

She was 5 years old when her parents died and she went to live with her sister, Carmon, in Perry County, IL. In 1941 she started living and working with Mr. and Mrs. Geiger in
Du Quoin, IL in their bakery. Jessie was adopted by Mrs. Geiger in 1979 and became the owner and operator of the bakery. She retired in August 1995 after 54 years in the bakery. She was awarded the Citizen of the Year award by the Du Quoin Chamber of Commerce and was a lifetime member of the Du Quoin First Baptist Church.

One of the highlights of her life was a trip with Mrs. Geiger in 1976 to Europe. They traveled through 9 countries and met many wonderful people.

After her heart surgery in 2008 she went to live with her niece and nephew, Nyla and Bill Springmeyer, and her great-great-nephew, Andrew, in LaGrange, KY.

Jessie completed 16 quilts and many table runners for family and friends (a great labor of love).

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Connie and Thomas Herron, sister; Carmon Herron Liska, niece; Edith Herron Storms, nephews; (twins) Joe Gene and Jerry Dean Liska, and Bill Springmeyer, and great-great-nephews; Douglas Hils and Aaron Hafele.

Left to cherish the memory of Jessie are her nieces; Nyla Springmeyer and Nelma (Bob) Hils, 11 great-nieces and nephews, 21 great-great-nieces and nephews, 18 great-great-great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins in Alabama and friends all over the world.

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