ECHOLS — Minnie L. Geary, 91, of Echols, went to her Heavenly home on Aug. 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 13, 1931, in Ohio County to the late Rollie Cardwell and Claris Smith Cardwell. Mrs. Geary was a dedicated homemaker and member of New Assembly Church.
Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Margie (HL) Byrd and Betty (Richard) Moseley; and brother, Billy Cardwell.
Mrs. Geary leaves behind to treasure many memories, her husband of 75 years, James L. Geary, of Echols; five children, Wanda (Larry) Smith, of Beaver Dam, Lee Roy (Lu Ann) Geary, of Owensboro, Larry Joe (Karen) Geary, of Hanson, James “Dee Dee” (Connie) Geary, of Beaver Dam, and Becky (Carl) Williams, of Echols; 14 grandchildren, Kami Smith, Kendall (Crystal) Smith, Ryan Geary, Kimberly (Tracey) Hayes, Kenneth (Shana) Geary, Jason (Tina) Geary, Denise (Danny) Young, Crystal Goodfriend, Suzanne (Tike) Barton, Justin (Jennifer) Geary, Sabrina (Wes) Lake, Jennifer (Josh) Wilson, James (Jessica) Williams and Jesse (Charlsie) Williams; 136 great- and great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Sheila Cardwell.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at New Assembly Church in Hartford, with Rev. Lealin Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols. Friends may visit with Mrs. Geary’s family from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Minnie L. Geary by visiting her memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.