Virginia Dell Smith Geith 10-1993 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Virginia Dell Smith Geith, 78, was at 10 AM Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Weathers officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. She died October 19, 1993, at Share Medical Center in Alva.
She was born November 27, 1914, in Cherokee to L. R. And Myrtle Albright Smith. She grew up in Cherokee where her father owned and operated Smith Drug Store. In 1932, she graduated from Cherokee High School, then attended Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri. She also attended Kansas State University in Manhattan.
On June 2, 1947, she married Walter Geith in Cherokee. They owned and operated Walters Home Furnishings, selling the business at retirement. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of Eastern Star and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Rilda Dell Sweeney of Tomah, Wisconsin; two sisters, Rilda Smith and Marguerite Holton, both of Fort Worth, Texas, and two grandchildren..
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Heart Division.
Walter C. Geith © Enid News and Eagle 12-2001 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Walter C. GEITH Cherokee Municipal Cemetery
Cherokee – the funeral for Walter C. Geith, 88, will be 2 PM Thursday in Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Roland Youngberg will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9 AM to 8 PM Wednesday and from 9 AM until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born September 18, 1913, in Rochester, New York, to Peter and Magdalena Schlicker Geith and died Saturday, December 22, 2001, in Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.
He graduated from high school at Rochester and attended the University of Rochester and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He entered the Army Air Corps on May 26, 1943, and received his honorable discharge on April 1, 1946, at Mitchell Field, New York, as a first lieutenant. On June 2, 1947, he married Virginia Dell Smith in Cherokee. They lived in Meridian, Mississippi, for a time, then moved to Cherokee in 1949 where he opened Walter's Furniture Store. He sold the business and retired in 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Rilda Dell Sweeney of Tomah, Wisconsin; two grandchildren; and two great – grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in October 1993.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Cherokee Senior Citizens.
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