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Geneva A. Landis

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Geneva A. Landis, 97, of Worthington passed away 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Glenburn Home in Linton.

Born June 1, 1906 in Owen County, she was the daughter of Edward and Lorena (Brown) Magill. She married Kenneth F. Landis on May 28, 1928.

She graduated from Blakers Teachers College, which is now Butler University in Indianapolis, in 1925. She started teaching kindergarten at Worthington-Jefferson Grade School in 1925. From 1964-73 she was a substitute teacher at Worthington, Switz City and Linton schools. A member of the Lincoln Christian Church, she was the church pianist and taught the Adult Sunday School Class for over 50 years.

Survivors include one son, David Landis and his wife Kay of Linton; two daughters, Marie Blanton and her husband Jim of Kokomo and Beatrice Graves of Bloomfield; seven grandchildren, Dee (Randy) Goodman, Beth Gillespie, Keith (Patricia) Graves, Roger Blanton, Pam (Mike) Powell, Barry and Larry Blanton; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth F. Landis who passed away Dec. 7, 1964; two brothers, Arthur and Herman Magill; and one son-in-law Garland Graves.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington with Jack Tolbert officiating. Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday.