Geri "Grandma Shorty" Lyden has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior.
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Born July 16, 1935, in Youngstown, Geri lived her life in full dedication to her husband and children. She gave of herself and lived an unselfish life as a devoted wife and amazing mother. She raised her children with so much love and taught all of them by how she lived. She taught us love by showing it, she taught dedication by giving it, she taught sacrifice by living it and she taught hospitality and service by doing it. Her pride and joy was family and close friends.
She will be greatly missed and will always be remembered for the life she lived and the sacrifices she made. We love you mom!
We take great comfort in knowing that Mom is now with Jesus and greater comfort in the promise of our Lord from Romans 10 "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation."
We now know that she is no longer suffering. Her tears have been wiped away, there is no more pain and no more mourning!
She was born at home and was the youngest of 14. Two remaining siblings are Ethel Macek and Ed Holecko.
She is survived by her five children, Colleen Lyden, Dan (Roseanna) Lyden, Dennis Lyden, Frank Lyden and Terry (Tracy) Lyden; seven grandchildren, Mandy, Melissa Lynn, Melissa Ann, Megan, Jordan, Jason and Joshua; and two great-grandchildren, Lucas and Dustin.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Frank Lyden.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, and where funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Underwood officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.
Contributions in her memory may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Lyden family and condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Jan. 15, 2013