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Geneva G. Alexander

Joe Denoyer - January 31, 2022 10:58 am

Geneva G. Alexander (Grammy) of Satanta, Kansas, passed away on January 16, 2022, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade, Kansas.  Geneva was born in Garden City, Kansas, on August 25, 1931, to the parents of Louis and Bertie (Thornton) Durham of Satanta, Kansas.  She attended school in Satanta and graduated in 1949.  On May 28, 1949, she married the love of her life, John D. Alexander in Garden City, Kansas.  From this union, four children were born: Jeanne, Butch, Jerry, and Tom.  They were married for 72 blessed years.


John and Geneva lived at the Hugoton City Service Gas Plant for 35 years. In 1976, they resided in Satanta, Kansas, until they moved into the Lone Tree Retirement Center in 2018.  Geneva worked for Red Rock School as a cook, at Collingwood Grain Elevator in Ryrus, Kansas, the Satanta District Hospital, and finished her working career at Happy Ages Senior Center in Satanta, Kansas.


Geneva found her true blessed happiness in being “Grammy”.  She loved crocheting, making ceramics, woodworking, painting, and camping.  She was known by many as Geneva, Aunt Sissy, and her favorite, Grammy.


Survivors include her husband of 72 years, John Alexander of Lone Tree, Meade Kansas; daughter Jeanne and Arlen Theander of Meade, Kansas, son Jerry and Arloa Alexander of Canon City, Colorado, son Tom and Kelly Alexander of Cunningham, Kansas, and daughter-in-law Cheryl Alexander of Dodge City, Kansas; her sisters: Wanda and Alfred Alexander of Satanta, Kansas, Lana and Jerry Parthemer of Frankfort, Kansas; 14 grandchildren: Nicky and Kris Lindsay of Protection, Kansas, Mandy Blankenship and Shawn Mead of Macomb, Oklahoma, Marty and Norm Howard of Cushing, Oklahoma, Matthew Shipp and Rhonda Sanger of Lacrosse, Kansas, Joshua Alexander and Rachel Harper of Heston, Kansas, Rachel and Art Spears of Dodge City, Kansas, Jera and Chris Dalton of Longview, Texas, Dustin and Caitlin Alexander of Lakewood, Colorado, Brandy Alexander and Chris Stapel of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Kari and Jeff Pruitt of Wichita, Kansas, Erin and Homer Green of Winfield, Kansas, Randy and Angie Mertens of Cunningham, Kansas, Samantha and Nurueli Teri of Great Bend, Kansas. 32 Great Grandchildren: Coby Lindsay and Tanner Westberry, Cabe Lindsay and Jacki Endicott, Cale Lindsay and Kaylie Smith, and Coda Lindsay all from Protection, Kansas, Tyler and Shane Blankenship of Macomb, Oklahoma, Emma and Ella Howard of Cushing, Oklahoma, Leah and Gabriel Shipp of Scottsdale, Arizona, Garrisen and Asher Alexander of Hesston, Kansas, Zoey, Zander, and Zachary Spears of Dodge City, Kansas, Caden, McKennan, and Laiken Dalton of Longview, Texas, Calvin Alexander of Lakewood, Colorado, Alex and Idania Leroux of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Amy and Sylvia Leroux of Wichita, Kansas, Andrew and Asher Leroux of Phillipsburg, Kansas, Remington Hoosier and Olivia Pruitt of Wichita, Kansas, Xander Green of Winfield, Kansas, Dakota, Kaylee, and J.R. Mertens of Cunningham, Kansas, Aden Mertens, Eliana and Lynk Teri of Great Bend, Kansas, and many beloved nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Bertie Durham, her brother Earl Durham, sister and brother-in-law Janie and Vernon Lloyd, her son Butch Alexander, and one grandson Benjamin Shipp


The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Prairie Church of God, Satanta, Kansas.  Following the visitation, graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022, in the Satanta Cemetery.

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