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Geraldine Balmer

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BALMER, Geraldine M.


Age 91, of Pensacola, FL, formerly of Pine City, NY, passed away on her birthday, Saturday, August 17, 2013 at home with her family by her side. Born August 17, 1922 in Nichols, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clive and Alice (Brown) Strope. On February 4, 1939 she married Rexford Balmer, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2000. Geraldine {Jib} was a good wife, mother and homemaker. Surviving are one daughter, Alice M. Ripley of Pensacola, FL; one son, Roger A. (Linda) Balmer of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren, Diana M. Krueger of Pensacola, FL, Lisa (Keven) Canann of Pensacola, FL and William Balmer of Horseheads, NY; five great grandchildren, Lorien Krueger of Phoenix, AZ, Micah Krueger of Boston, MA, Bailie Balmer of Corning, NY, Riley Canann of Pensacola, FL and Kelsey Canann of Pensacola, FL; brother, Earl (Janice) Strope of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Strope of Horseheads, NY. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Community Wesleyan Church 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY at 5:00 PM with her service following at 6:00 PM. The Reverend Robert Russell will officiate. Burial will be held at the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, NY on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Donations may be made to the Community Wesleyan Church in lieu of flowers. Olthof Funeral Home is assisting the family. Geraldine's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at

Published in Star-Gazette from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2013
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