Geraldine Marie Gill

  • Born: March 26, 1924
  • Died: July 25, 2013
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Geraldine Marie Rumage Gill
89, of Indianapolis, was welcomed into eternal life on July 25, 2013. Geri was born to Alma Marie Murphy Rumage and Marion William Rumage on March 26, 1924 in Stanley, KY. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Maple Mount, KY. On August 27, 1948, she married Lyle Gordon Gill, who survives along with her two children, Marilyn Ross of Indianapolis and Thomas Gill (Jacqueline) of Granger, IN, and three grandchildren, Brandon, Lauren and Kelsey Gill of Granger. She is also survived by a sister, Mary George Freels, of Owensboro, KY and numerous nieces and nephews.

Geri was an inspector at an aircraft manufacturing plant during WWII, and survived being run over by a P-47 fighter plane without so much as a broken bone. She became a full-time mother and wife until her children were grown, then worked in the office at Sears in Greenwood for 23 years. She was a tireless volunteer at St. Mark Catholic Church and School for many years, and was an avid golfer and bridge player. Geri loved dogs, puzzles, antiques, decorating, sewing, many friends, and everything to do with her grandchildren.

Geri and Lyle loved to attend antique auctions and had a booth at the Gray Goose Antique Market in Franklin for more than 25 years. She also loved to cook. Everyone loved her cherry pies, meticulously decorated Christmas cookies, fudge, and pink divinity candy.

A Mass of Christian burial, with Msgr. Mark Svarczkopf officiating, will take place at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church in Greenwood on Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m., with visitation in the church from 10 a.m. Interment will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph County Right to Life, 2004 Ironwood Circle, Ste. 130, South Bend, IN 46635. Those who wish to share thoughts with the family may do so by visiting the online guest registry at: http://www.flannerbuchanan.com.


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Lyle, Marilyn, and Tom,
We're so sorry to hear of Gerri's passing. We know you will miss her greatly. We are not able to come in person to visit but are sending our sympathies this way.
Lee and Sara Nighbert

Posted by Lee and Sara Nighbert - Mooresville, IN - Friend   July 30, 2013

Tom,
I am sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. I read her obituary and she certainly was a wonderful person! May God bless and comfort you and your family with many consolations as you lay her to rest.
This says it all: "I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins , the Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting. Amen"

--Tom Uebbing

Posted by Tom Uebbing - South Bend, IN - Friend   July 29, 2013

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I think of all of you often and remember our childhood fun. Speed and Geri were second parents for many years and Marilyn and Tommy were as close as family...many loving memories. Sharon, Daddy and I were in Indianapolis last month and drove by Orange Street. We lost Mother in September. Geri was such a wonderful mother and wife and will be greatly missed. My heart is with you all during this terribly sad time. With love, Judy Mills Gower

Posted by Judy Mills Gower - Hendersonville, NC - Friend   July 28, 2013

Dear Gill Family,

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and humbled that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. It is our hope that we have been able, in some small way, to lighten your burden and give proper reverence to a life lived. Please let us know if we can be of further service.

Respectfully,

Brian and Bruce Buchanan
4th Generation Owners
info@flannerbuchanan.com

Posted by Brian and Bruce Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN   July 28, 2013


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Dear Gill Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and humbled that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. It is our hope that we have been able, in some small way, to lighten your burden and give proper reverence to a life lived. Please let us know if we can be of further service. Respectfully, Brian and Bruce Buchanan 4th Generation Owners info@flannerbuchanan.com