Jeanette Lynn Geise, age 73, of Quincy, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 12:02 pm in her home.
Jeanette was born November 18, 1946 in California, the daughter of Manuel G. and Dorothea M. Smith Brown. She married Thomas Geise on January 1, 1965 in Escondido, CA. He survives.
Jeanette was the office manager for Tom Geise Plumbing for many years, and was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She was also an active quilter, belonging to Hannibal Piecemakers, Quincy Quilt Guild, Sew Happy Quilters, the Creation Club and the Featherweight Club. She was active in several Marine Corps Departments and units over the last 25 years. She supported her husband, Tom, who was Quartermaster and they traveled all over the United States with the Marine Corps League. She always sewed and helped raise money while doing patches for the Devil Dogs at the National Marine Corps Convention.
Jeanette had attended the Paducah, Kentucky Quilt Show every year for over 25 years. She also did many quilts for the Great River Honor Flights. She was a lifetime member of both the Marine Corps League Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors in addition to her husband, Thomas include four children, Timothy (Lori) Geise, Kevin (Julie) Geise, Candi Maas, Thomas M. Geise all of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Gabrielle, Dominique, Blake, Mya, Ashley and Brandon, three great grandchildren, Mayvri, Lilly and Oliver; her brother, Ronald G. Brown, numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law including, Clifford E. Arnhart, Mary Fischer, Conrad and Sharon Geise, Bob and Therese Geise, a special niece, Karan Case, and several other nieces and nephews.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Shirley A. Brown Arnhart and a son James A. Geise.
Services: 10:00 am Monday, July 20, 2020 at St. Franics Solanus Catholic Church, with Rev. James Wheeler, OFM officiating.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday (July 19, 2020) at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 1:30 pm.
Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Blessing Foundation for Hospice
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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So sorry to hear about Jeanette. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time
Jeanette blessed us with her presence at every Supreme Growl where she worked hours and hours sewing patches on vests and covers, she would have stacks of items on her table and yet somehow she managed to complete each task. The money she collected would be donated to the Children's Hospital Fund. She was an Angel on Earth and now she is one in Heaven. Jeanette, you will forever have a place in the heart of every Dog you met. To Tom, my Deepest Condolences on the loss of Jeanette; I know she will be missed.
Tom Hazlett, 59th Chief Devil Dog
I am sorry to hear about Jeanette's passing. I remember when she would bring all the kids to Elmwood Dr. to the bookmobile every summer. I loved to talk to her about what the kids were reading and all their activities. I was always thrilled to see the family. Now the boys take care of my plumbing problems, and I'm so thankful for them. Prayers to your family.
We are thinking of your family at this time. Praying that you find the strength and peace you need. Bert Tweedell and family
Tom and family, we will have your family in our prayers. She is at peace now in her new heavenly home.
Hello, Tom. Was so saddened when Janice told our class about Jeanette’s passing. God bless you and your family as you grieve. With deepest sympathy and prayers, Jan 0’Brien Monk
Dear Geise Family,
Thinking of you.
Dick & PAT Wentura
Tom, sorry for your loss. Words cannot express what a loss this must be for you and the family.
Tom and family. I’m sorry for your loss. My dad and mom, Fred and Betty Price were friends and they enjoyed the Marine Corps activities. She and I share a love of quilting, Paducah, and Featherweight sewing machines. We even shared a few quilt patterns over the years. My thoughts are with you. Judy Price Wagner
Tom, so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and entire Geise family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Loved her story on traveling in semi across the country. RIP Jeff & Joanne
Jeanette was such a good person. I have enjoyed talking with her over the years at the Marine Corps Staff and Conventions. I have really enjoyed listening to her talk about her quilting projects, looking at the photos, and almost yearly, bumping into her at the Paducah Quilt Show. She always was excited about finding a new tool and some really neat fabric. She will be in heaven helping the angels sew on those wings. Be at Peace Jeanette. Tom, you and your family have my deepest sympathies.
Jeanette, I cannot imagine Paducah without you! You were the smiling face that greeted us when we arrived, the best shopper, finding all the coolest quilt devices, the best storyteller, and always the kindest hostess! You were so generous in all your volunteer activities with the veterans, and I know you lived a busy and fulfilling life! Although I did not see you often, I will miss you so much! May God bless you and your family. Barb Jensen
Tom and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
Tom sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. Lee Goehl
Tom, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Joanne Ballow
Tom Candy and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers
Rus & Diana Hagenah
Tom and family, you are in my prayers
I am very sorry for your loss. I was honored to be one of Jeanette’s hospital chaplains. May she Rest In Peace.
Very sorry for the loss. Prayers of peace and comfort to your family
On behalf of my sisters Jerri, Barb, Kathy and Beth, my nieces Louisa and Nancy, and myself...the memories we shared on the boat, at the Quilt show, Hancocks and other places elsewhere in Paducah with Jeanette willl always remain in our hearts. We will miss her kind and generous soul dearly.
The Paducah trip just won't be the same without her. Rest in peace my friend. All of your quilting friends will truly miss you.
Tom and family - so sorry to hear of your loss. John Helm
What an amazing person Jeanette was. Her love for her family (Tom in particular) and for veterans and the Great River Honor Flight program was unquestionable. The cookies she made for the veterans on the Honor Flight to eat on the trip home was always a bright and memorable spot of the day. I will miss her dearly and want Tom to know he is in my thoughts and prayers. Carlos Fernandez
May God bless you and keep you Tom and family. She was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. She will be sadly missed. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask
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