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Geneva J. Foraker

June 1, 1931 January 20, 2019
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Geneva J. Foraker, age 87, of Caldwell, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. She was born June 1, 1931, in Zanesville, daughter of the late M. Calvin and M. Clarice Danford Mendenhall. She was a 1949 graduate of Forest Grove High School. Geneva worked for several years at the Western Auto Store in Caldwell, which was owned by her parents, continuing there when Gene and Cricket Matthews took ownership, and served as a poll worker for the Noble County Board of Elections. She was a homemaker, a member of the Caldwell Church of Christ, the Good Neighbors Quilting Club, and was a member of the Kay Bowling Housewives League at King Pin Lanes in Cambridge. She loved to quilt, knit, and crochet. Geneva had worked in ceramics, enjoyed gardening and canning. She will be remembered as a devoted Christian, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Janet Bertram and one brother, Merritt Mendenhall.

Surviving are her husband Dana B. Foraker, whom she married July 10, 1949; her children, Patricia A. “Patty” (Robert D.) McElfresh of Caldwell, Ronnie G. (Denice D.) Foraker of Belpre and Donald R. “Beanie” (Stacy M.) Foraker of Cambridge; her sister, V. Jean Ramsey of Caldwell; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may call Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 4 to 8 PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11 AM with Pastor Jim Garrett and Pastor Mark Frenier officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caldwell Church of Christ, 104 Cumberland Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724.


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Visitation

Thursday

24

Jan

4:00 PM 1/24/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/24/2019 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Friday

25

Jan

11:00 AM 1/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sharon Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rich Valley Road
Caldwell, OH

Rich Valley Road Caldwell OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Caldwell Church of Christ

104 Cumberland Street
Caldwell, OH 43724
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