Archive for Thursday, November 8, 2001

Anna Beth Mellinger Geist


November 8, 2001

Private graveside services for Anna Beth Mellinger Geist, 89, Eudora, are planned at Fairmont Cemetery, Denver.

Mrs. Geist died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center. She had lived at Eudora Nursing Center since January 2000.

She was born July 16, 1912, in Neosho Rapids, the daughter of Samuel and Mamie Davis Mellinger.

Mrs. Geist graduated from College of Emporia in 1934 and attended State Teachers College, Emporia, and Emporia Business College.

She taught business classes in Preston schools from 1934 to 1936 before moving to Denver. She retired in 1977 after working as a secretary for Denver Public Schools for 24 years. She also had worked as a legal secretary and, following her retirement, did part-time clerical work in Denver.

Mrs. Geist was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lawrence, and P.E.O.

She married Ernest A. Geist on Nov. 24, 1951, in Denver. He died Aug. 24, 1976.

Survivors include a niece, Gwyneth Mellinger Auchard, and nephew, Richard Mellinger, both of Lawrence.

Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, is handling local arrangements.

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