December 12, 2013

Geneva P. Gilsinger


---- — ROYAL CENTER — Geneva P. Gilsinger, 90, Royal Center, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1923, in White County, she was the daughter of the late Ruben and Goldie Mae (Roller) Oswalt. On May 27, 1939 she married Joseph E. Gilsinger. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1996.

Geneva was an attendant in the children’s unit at the Logansport State Hospital for over 25 years.

She enjoyed going to casinos and watching her hummingbirds.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie Bostic (Jack) and Carolyn Butler, all of Royal Center; brother, Richard Oswalt (Maxine) of Royal Center; sisters, Jean DeWitt and Ruth Sterling (Harold), all of Royal Center; grandchildren, Kim Zepeda, Cynthia Stevens (Kenny), James Zepeda, Samatha Urban (Brad), Robert Williamson (Lesa), Joseph Fickle, Wilson Fickle (Denise) and Robert Fickle (Jennifer). She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Fred Oswalt; sisters, Virginia King and Pat Pratt; and son-in-law, Roger Butler.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Burial will be at Buffalo Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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