Geneva WHITLEY


News Death Notice

WHITLEY, Geneva 1909-2014 beloved wife of Paul Whitley, loving mother of Eugene Whitley of Gainesville, Georgia and Joann Grimes of Middletown, Ohio; devoted grandmother of Col. Joseph Whitley (Cathy) Albany, Kentucky, Doug Whitley (Laurie) of Columbus, Ohio, and Gregg Grimes (Kelli) of Middletown, Ohio; great grandchildren, Kristin Oda (Shinnosuke) Tokyo, Japan, Carolyn Johnson (Randy) of Powell, Ohio, Rob Davidge of Columbus, Ohio, Lee Grimes and Gracie Grimes of Middletown; and four great great grandchildren. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, her parents Cornelius and Lelia Roberts; sisters Gaynelle and Gertrude; and brothers, Robert and Cecil; granddaughter, Leann Grimes Davidge; son-in-law, Robert Grimes; and daughter-in-law, Angie Whitley. Geneva passed away Tuesday March 3, 2014 at the age of 104. She was an avid golfer and played until she was 94. Wildwood Golf Club gifted her with an honorary membership for her devotion to the game of golf. She was a great fan of OSU football, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Columbus Blue Jackets. She proudly voted in every election. Geneva loved gardening, fishing in Minnesota and winters in Florida. She was a dedicated member of the First Christian Church for 85 years. Services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with visitation from 10:00 AM until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Roberts Cemetery, Taylorsville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 4520 Rosedale Road, Middletown, Ohio 45042 or to the . Please visit www.breitenbachfuneralhome.com to send an online condolence.

Funeral Home

Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Homes
517 South Sutphin Street Middletown, OH 45044
(513) 423-9443

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 7, 2014