Geraldine Waggoner, 87

Geraldine Ann "Geri" Waggoner, 87, of Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, Indiana, formerly of Wabash, died at 5:19 p.m., Jan. 26, 2019, at Parkview Wabash Hospital in Wabash.

She was born May 27, 1931 in Kendallville, Indiana to Gerald T. and Florence O. (Baker) Chaffee.

Geri graduated from Manchester High School at the age of 32. She married Alfred M. Waggoner in Wabash, Indiana on Feb. 11, 1962; he died Dec. 8, 2014.

Geri worked at Honeywell Inc., and later for MarkHon from 1958 until her retirement in 1993. She also volunteered for the Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice. She was a member of the Wabash Church of Christ. Geri enjoyed working on the computer, and loved to play cards, especially pinochle. 

She is survived by her five children, Janice E. (Sam) Hipskind of Wabash, Michael (Deb) Waggoner of Churubusco, Alva (Sharon) Waggoner of Ossian, Teresa (Bill) Svetic of Mishawaka, and Mitch (Michelle) Waggoner of South Bend; 15 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Phyllis Jean McMichael of Roann.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Donnalee Reed, three sisters, Diane DiPiero, Donna Belle Brindle, and Eleanor Lee Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at Peabody Chapel, 400 W. 7th St., North Manchester, on Feb. 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. with Deaconess Phyllis Jean McMichael officiating. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery, LaFontaine.

Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, 4-7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Parkview Wabash Hospice.
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Posted on 2019 Jan 30