Bettie Lou (Alverson) Geske

Godfrey | Thursday, May 31 2012

Bettie Lou (Alverson) Geske, 78, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:40 am, Thursday May 31, 2012 at Blu-Fountain Manor. She was born February 3, 1934 in Grafton, IL the daughter of the late Pearl (Wakefield) and Roy Alverson, sister of Maxine (Alverson) Passalaqua and Roy Alverson Jr. On September 5, 1954 she married Edward F. Geske in Hardin, IL. Raised in Grafton, she enjoyed riding her bike upon the hills delivering papers. She was an avid basketball and softball player. She enjoyed camping and boating with family. She worked at Owens Illinois Glass Company from 1952 to 1965. She then began a career as a homemaker to raise her four children. She is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Duane and Hilda (Cook) Geske of Brighton and Ronald and Paivi (Ronkainen) Geske of Godfrey; a daughter, Linda (Geske) Jackson of Godfrey; three grandchildren, Diane (Geske) Serio, John Geske, Cody Jackson; three great grandchildren, Dean, Maiya, Grant, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Ann (Sherri), a sister, and a brother, along with her in laws Sam and Vera (Kress) Geske. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm, Sunday June 3, 2012 at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, IL. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Monday June 4, 2012 at Christway Church with Pastor Steve Rice officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St Jude Hospital and Christway Church. Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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