- September 5, 1911 - September 8, 2015
- Boonville, Missouri
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Cora Velma Brownfield Stegner Geiger, 104, of Boonville, MO passed away on September 8, 2015, surrounded with love in her home in Boonville.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. James Elliott officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Billingsville, MO.
Cora Velma was born on a farm September 5, 1911 in Pilot Grove, MO to Thomas and Daisy Fritts Brownfield. She graduated from Pilot Grove High School and received a bachelor degree from Missouri Valley College. She taught school for 18 years in various places: Longwood, Lone Elm, Mt. Sinai, Bunceton, and Boonville, MO. She married her high school sweetheart Richard E. Stegner on September 10, 1935. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1961. She married Charles W. Geiger, a close family friend on June 10, 1972. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2001. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Billingsville, MO for 80 years and enjoyed singing in the choir and being a soloist. She was also a member of Retired Teachers and DAR.
She is survived by two daughters, Cora Wisdom, Gladstone, MO and Carol Fowler, Marshall, MO; one step-son, Bill and Marilyn Geiger, Boonville, MO and one step-daughter, Anne Geiger, Live Oaks, TX; 4 grandchildren, Jason and Bekah Fowler, Jenea and Cliff Smith, Richard Wisdom, and Cassandra and Kevin Swan; 6 step-grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 7 step-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister Mabel Ellis, sister Alice Tavenner, and brother Ernest Brownfield.
Cora will be remembered as a person who was extremely proud of her family and church family. She was honest, caring, devoted, and very talented. Her motto was the Golden Rule, by which she lived. She will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. John's United Church of Christ, % Building Fund in Billingsville, MO and Hometown Home Care and Hospice at 101 Furr Street Fayette, MO 65248