Mrs. Carolyn Jane Moss Geery, 79, of Louisiana, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.  Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, Mo.  Mr. Steven Ince officiated.  Burial was at the Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery near Louisiana, Mo.  Visitation was held from noon until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1940, to Marvin and Margaret Moss.  She grew up in Bowling Green, Mo., and graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1958.  On April 3, 1959, she married the love of her life, Everett Wallace Geery, whom she missed dearly for 26 years.

She worked for Dr. Bilyea’s office for several years before taking time off to raise her son, Mike, then returned to work at Stark Bros. Nursery in 1979, retiring after 25 years of service.  She was very active in Elmwood Church holding terms as Elder and teaching Sunday school for several years, which gave her great satisfaction.  She enjoyed politics, Mizzou Football, appetizers, crocheting, needlepoint, and being outdoors on the farm.  But, most of all she enjoyed spending time with all of her family members, whom she loved with all her heart.  She was small, but mighty with a heart of gold.

Her parents, her husband, mother in-law, Hazel Luck, father in-law, Everett Geery Sr., two sisters in-law, Loretta Moss and Carolyn Luck, and a brother in-law, John A. Luck, all died earlier.

She is survived by her son, Mike Geery (Nancy), sister, Francis Morrison (Aubrey), brother, Shurl Moss, mother in-law, Helen Geery, a sister in-law, Janet Luck Miller, two step grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren, and very close nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Randy Treadway, John Shade, Mark Shade, Randy Shade, Jerry Smith, David Cadwallader, Ovalta Bell, Bob Jeffries, Hayden Adkison, Terry Cook, and Bryan Brandenburger. Active pallbearers were Dillion McGraw, Ryan McGraw, Stewart Pyatt, Sean McGraw, Daniel Morrison, and Greg Morrison.

Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association, or to the Elmwood Church of Louisiana in care of the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com.

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