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DeKALB – Geneva Moore, 87, of DeKalb, Ill., formerly of Knoxville, Tenn., passed over to her Heavenly family Friday, April 25, 2014, with her earthly family by her side. She wanted to go home and be with her mama, who is surely holding her in loving arms.
Geneva was born in Knoxville on Nov. 27, 1926, to R.C. and Nannie Talley, where she worked in a cotton mill after graduating school, until 1950 when she, her spouse and two children moved to DeKalb.
She received her Licensed Practical Nurse license by taking a train into Chicago and taking the test, using only knowledge gained from working as an aide at the Old County Farm, now known as DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center.
People never came to her house without her wanting to feed them. The meals she would cook were amazing and always more than enough was left over.
Geneva was a caring, compassionate, loving and strong-willed lady, always helping others. Her family came first, loving them all deeply. Geneva enjoyed camping with her spouse, numerous friends, and usually one or three of her grandchildren, who meant the world to her.
She enjoyed reading, crocheting and knitting, which she always gave away to someone. She enjoyed life, liked to kid and joke and had a wonderful laugh.
Geneva donated her body to science, as she suffered from Alzheimer's disease and a rare form of breast cancer, to hopefully help someone else suffering from these most horrible diseases.
Geneva is survived by her spouse, Hadley C. Moore, a son, Michael H. Moore and a daughter, Linda K. Moore, all of DeKalb; five beautiful grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Geneva would like to thank DeKalb Hospice, Dr. Ron Feldman of Sycamore and all her friends. A special thank-you to her family for the love, compassion and care she received from them at home and also to University Village employees and management for all the caring help they have shown through the years to her and her family.
Come celebrate Geneva's life and share a memory or three from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at her home, 630 N. Annie Glidden Road, Apartment 501, University Village Apartments, DeKalb. Coffee and cookies will be served.
Her family and friends will love her forever.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 3, 2014
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