Geraldine Rose Huffman, 93, of Gratis Township, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Eaton, where she had resided for 15 months.
She was born July 30, 1920 in Middletown. Geraldine had resided in Florida for 30 years. She was a Rosie Riveter during W.W. II at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base. After the war, she continued to work there for a contractor. She then worked as a L.P.N. for the Dayton State Hospital. She owned and operated the Skate-Mor in Eaton. Geraldine sold real estate in Middletown, and was a home caregiver for 20 years when she lived in Florida. She was a member of A New Beginning Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Granville and Ninnie Brewer Rose; her husbands, Woodrow Wise and Earl Huffman; one son, James Wise; one daughter, Barbara Richards; eight grandchildren; three brothers, T.C., Berl and Basil Rose; and two sisters, Eloise Richards and Irene Rose.
She is survived by five children, Ginger Dougherty, husband David, Ronald Wells, Pat Byrd, Pam Brush, and Cheri Stepp; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Wise; one son-in-law, Dan Richards; 26 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Mark Rose; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 24, at A New Beginning Church, 200 S. Marshall Road, Middletown, followed by a Celebration Of Life service with Pastor Bruce Powell officiating. Interment was at Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.