Geneva Perkins DeSpain, 78, walked through the gates of Heaven, Thursday evening, Aug. 29, 2013 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, Ky.
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Geneva was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Howardstown. She was a member of Union Band Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lewis DeSpain; her parents, Virgil Leo Perkins and Jennie Perkins; and two brothers, Gilbert Perkins and Ray Perkins.
She is survived by her three children, Doris Ann Acob of Elizabethtown, June DeSpain Emberton (Dwayne) of Loxahatchee, Fla., and David Scott DeSpain (Jill) of Loretto; five grandchildren, Scotty (Kelly) Acob of Elizabethtown, Nicolas (Tracy) Acob of Elizabethtown, Nicole Emberton of Orlando, Fla., Joey Emberton of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Gavin Scott DeSpain of Loretto; one great-grandchild, Jayden Joseph Emberton of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and eight siblings, Patsy Riggs (Everett), Juanita Shofner (JC), Richard Perkins, Paul Perkins, Tommy Perkins (Debbie), Bonnie Sanders (Eddie), Irene Sprowels (Buddy) and Ethel Lobb (Ebby).
A funeral service for Geneva DeSpain will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 2, 2013, at Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven, with Bro. Mike Akridge officiating. Burial will be at the Union Band Baptist Church Cemetery in Howardstown.
Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday until time of service at the funeral home.
Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Friends may go online to leave a condolence at www.jlgfuneralhome.com for the family.
Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home
324 Center Street
New Haven, KY 40051
Published in The Larue County Herald News on Sept. 4, 2013