Georgia Liming

XENIA — After a lifetime of traveling,Georgia Liming, 92, of Xenia made her final, peaceful journey to her Heavenly Home on March 1, 2014 at the Hospitality Homes of Xenia. There she met her Heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Chirst, for whom she patterned her whole life. Waiting for her, was the love of her life, Essel R. Liming, who she married May 26, 1941, and who preceded her in death March 11,1985, as well as her parents, Vada and Oscar Jenkins to whom she was born Nov.13, 1921 in Salyersville, KY, the third of 11 children, and moved to Ohio in her early teens. She attended Xenia High School, and graduated her Senior year from Enon High School in 1941. She was preceded in death by sisters, Hazel (Delbert) Miller, Minnie (Stan) Linthicum, Chris Loviska; and brothers and their wives, Hollie (Bertha) Jenkins, Ollie (Comie) Jenkins, Williams Jenkins and J.D. Jenkins. Also to meet her there were brothers-in-law Ray Keeton, Bud Shinkle, Archie Liming, Kenneth Liming, Ervin (Mary Jane) Liming, Arthur Newell; sisters-in-law Louise (Allen) Dalton, Lorene (Don) Duke; several nephews and countless friends and loved ones. She leaves behind those who love and cherish her, daughters Rebecca (Wilford H.) Lott and Brenda Blair and Georgia's beloved grandchildren, Christopher Lott of NYC, Justin & Dawn Blair of Beavecreek, Andrew Lott of Xenia, Kyle Blair of Xenia, Jessica Blair of Xenia. Great-Grandchildren, Natalie, Tressel & Greyden Blair of Beavercreek, and very special adopted grandson, Italo Frederick Lott of NYC. Georgia's eyes never failed to light up when she saw them coming to visit her. As young children, they loved to run races with Gramma, which she almost always won! She was able to run to the mailbox, even at age 90! She is lovingly remembered by surviving sisters Mary Keeton of Wadsworth, OH, Carol Shinkle and Regina (Phillip) Ireland both of Jamestown; sisters-in-law Micki Liming-Haws and Mary Newell of Xenia, Marjorie Liming of Wilmington and Donna Jenkins of Springfield, and brother-in-law, John Loviska of Florida, Linley (Sherrie) Liming, Dennis (Connie) Liming. She also leaves many nieces and nephews who meant the world to her. Georgia became dedicated member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, when she and Essel accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and served in many positions in the church. Georgia was an energetic, constantly busy person. She always lived on a farm, always planted a huge garden, and mowed her own large yard until she was 88. She grew her own garden, and drove her car up until the age of 91. She spent 41 years as a 4-H advisor in Greene Co.,a member of the 4-H Home Economics Committee, over 40 years as a Red Cross Volunteer the majority of that time at Greene Memorial Hospital. She volunteered at Voting Stations, and was a long time member of the Hospitality Homes Auxiliary, enjoying work there with a very special niece, Diane Hollenbeck, who has been our lifeline through the last years of Mom's life. Georgia was lifetime blood donor to the Red Cross/Community Blood Center until she was 91. Georgia was also a member of the WCTU and Church women United as well as other women's minitries at the church. She exemplified healthy living throughout her life which explains her good health to the end of her life on this earth. She has left a void in our lives but we will live on forever through the wonderful memories she gave us - her gentle, Christ-like spirit, beautiful smile & ceaseless energy will eternally be an inspiration to all who knew her. She never said an unkind word to or about anyone and always gave everyone the benfit of the doubt. She left a beautiful legacy which could be a model for all to follow. We are grateful that we are her family. We would like to extend a very special thanks to special niece, Cindy Long, good friend, Nancy Crites, Pam Scott of Elmcroft of Xenia, the caregivers at Hospitality Homes of Xenia, who took marvelous care of her, and the nurses from VITAS Hospice Care who made her last days comfortable. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideon Bible Society, The Red Bird Mission of KY, or the building fund at The Lighthouse Baptist Church of Xenia. A celebration of her life will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 6th at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 195 West Third Street, with visitaion Wednesday, March 5th at McColaugh's Funeral Home from 5-8pm as well as a one hour visitation before the service at the church. Burial to follow the service at Silvercreek Cemetery II, Jamestown, Ohio. Pastor Tom Hite, EUM, Pastor Josh Bevan, Lighthouse Baptist Church of Xenia and, nephew, Pastor Will Duke, of WOW Ministries of Bowersville officiating.

Funeral Home

McColaugh Funeral Home
826 North Detroit Street Xenia, OH 45385
Published in Xenia Daily Gazette from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2014