Geraldine Elsie Blakely
Davenport- Crystal Lake
419 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Geraldine Elsie Blakely, age 90, of Crystal Lake and formerly of St. Charles and Maywood, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021.Geraldine was born August 22, 1930 in Chicago. She graduated from Farragut High School and Wright Junior College in Chicago. Gerry enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. Gerry camped with her husband John and their family all over the US, including Alaska. She also traveled in Europe, Australia and Canada. She was a member of the Snowdrifters Ski Club, the Moose, and the Nighthawks. Gerry raised her family in Maywood and St Charles. She was a teacher's aid which she loved. She was an exceptional caregiver to her family members including her husband Johnston in recent years. Geraldine is survived by her children, Johnston (Patty) Blakely, Roberta (Adrian) Kasper, and William (Nancy) Blakely; her grandchildren, Theresa, Tom, Alan, Richard, Ryan, Marissa and Christopher; and 4 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband of almost 70 years, Johnston and her parents Jerry and Elsie (Polivka) Dedic. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 419 E Terra Cotta Ave (Rt. 176) Crystal Lake. Burial will be held the following day, Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park. Forinformation, please contact Davenport Family Funeral Home, Crystal Lake, 815-459-3411.For online condolences please visit,

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Published by Chicago Tribune on May 2, 2021.
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Funeral service
Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory
419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Woodlawn Cemetery
7600 W Cermak Rd, Forest Park, Illinois 60130
Funeral services provided by:
Davenport- Crystal Lake
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Please accept my condolences. At one time I was delivering books to both she and Johnston from Crystal Lake Public Library. She asked me to bring specific books in his area of interest which she shared with him. After he passed, she continued her reading and eventually listening to her favorite books. This past year has been a challenge and I was unable to visit and deliver library materials or programs and missed seeing Gerry's smiling face at our monthly life long learner's club. She will be missed.
Marcia Tillman
May 5, 2021